EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – A man is behind bars after being caught speeding in a stolen SUV.

According to the El Paso Police Department (EPPD), on Friday, May 20th , an officer from the Auto Theft Task Force saw a Maroon Jeep Cherokee driving at a high rate of speed on Lindbergh Avenue.

The officer recognized the Cherokee as a stolen vehicle.

The officer followed the Cherokee until it came to a stop on I-10 West and Artcraft, due to backed-up traffic.

Officers approached the Cherokee and placed the driver, 21-year-old Jalen Ali Martin under arrest.

Martin was booked into the El Paso County Detention Facility under the following charges

  • Unauthorized Use of a Vehicle, $10,000 bond
  • Evading Arrest and Detention with a Vehicle.

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