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Hit-And-Run Suspect Arrested After Leading Seagoville Police On Chase

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - A man suspected of hitting a person and driving away was arrested early Wednesday morning after leading Seagoville officers on a chase through Dallas, police said.

Police said the incident started after officers in Seagoville found a pickup truck that was reportedly involved in a hit-and-run crash where another man had been run over.

Officers tried to stop the pickup, but, instead, a chase ensued.

According to police, the chase went into Dallas and soon involved the Dallas County Sheriff's Department. The chase eventually ended near Greenville Avenue and Forest Lane, where a man and woman got out of the pickup and ran away.

Police were able to arrest the man but could not find the woman.

The man was later identified as Marquis Dampeer. He has been charged with aggravated assault with deadly weapon for the hit-and-run incident and evading arrest.

Marquis Dampeer
Marquis Dampeer (Credit: Dallas County Jail)

Police originally said the vehicle may have been stolen, but it was later learned that the pickup was overdue for return as part of either a lease or rental.

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