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Victoria man arrested after high-speed chase

By Bianca Montes
Jan. 15, 2014 at 10:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 14, 2014 at 7:15 p.m.


A 36-year-old Victoria man was arrested Tuesday morning after leading officers on a 70 mph pursuit through Victoria.

Armando Charles Cardenas was arrested on suspicion of not wearing a seat belt, expired driver's license, no insurance, evading arrest detention with a vehicle, evading arrest detention with previous convictions, leaving the scene of two accidents and possession of a prohibited weapon. He also was arrested on an outstanding warrant charging him with criminal no support.

A Victoria police officer attempted to pull over a driver for a seat belt violation at 9:10 a.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Crestwood Drive. The driver pulled into a parking lot on North Navarro Street and then fled the scene, according to the officer's report.

During the pursuit, the driver struck two vehicles and eventually was apprehended in the 2000 block of Woodlawn Street. A pocket knife "with the blade locked in the open position" and brass knuckles were found on Cardenas during a search, the police report said.

He was detained at the Victoria County Jail with non-felony bonds totaling $8,050. No bond was set for the two felony evading charges.

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