DeQuincy robbery suspect captured in Texas following high-speed chase

DeQuincy robbery suspect captured in Texas following high-speed chase

BEAUMONT, Texas (KPLC) - The suspect wanted for an attempted robbery of a Market Basket in DeQuincy earlier in the week was captured Friday night following a high-speed pursuit in Southeast Texas, police said.

Authorities identified the man as 32-year-old Ronald Wayne Rice of Orange, Texas. Rice was captured after robbing two separate businesses at gunpoint in Southeast Texas and then leading police on a high-speed pursuit that reached speeds of 120 mph, as reported by KBMT. Rice eventually drove off a boat ramp and was apprehended a short time later.

KBMT said Rice was responsible for a crime spree stretching from DeQuincy, Louisiana to Deep East Texas, down to Orange and Jefferson counties.

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