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2 suspects lead authorities on chase from Jasper Co. to Newton Co.

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JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

Two suspects in a stolen vehicle allegedly led law enforcement on a chase from Jasper County to Newton County Monday and later set the vehicle on fire.

Jasper County Sheriff Mitchell Newman said Bobby Ward and Barrett Ward, 17, are currently being held in the Newton County Jail. Both of them have been charged with arson of a vehicle and evading arrest with a vehicle.

Newton said the two suspects will eventually be turned over to Jasper County.

Jasper County Sheriff's Deputy Jared Logan chased them two suspects through Jasper County and into Newton County. At some point during the chase, Logan crashed his patrol unit and was taken to an area hospital for treatment of minor injuries and later released.

The two suspects set the stolen vehicle on fire, Newman said. No information was available in regard to where and how Bobby Ward and Barrett Ward were arrested.

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