MARCH 21, 2012.

PRESS RELEASE

SCU Investigators arrest two for fraudulent prescription

A high-speed chase Tuesday afternoon ended with two arrests by Weatherford-Parker County Special Crimes Unit investigators.

SCU Lt. Mike Camp said employees of an Aledo pharmacy notified Sheriff’s deputies of a male suspect attempting to obtain fraudulent prescriptions by having them filled at the business over the last year.

An unidentified individual, identifying himself as an employee of a local doctor, called in the prescriptions. Pharmacy staff attempted to verify the prescriptions by calling the doctor’s office who said the suspect was not a patient and no prescriptions had been written or phoned-in for the suspect.

When SCU investigators arrived on scene, they approached two suspects and identified themselves as law enforcement officers. The suspect went outside to retrieve his identification, located in a black Chevrolet Aveo hatchback vehicle, followed by SCU investigators. The suspect quickly entered the vehicle on the passenger side. The driver and passenger fled the scene at a high rate of speed, headed north on FM 1187, disregarding officers commands to stop.

The suspects entered Interstate 20, heading east, entering TarrantCounty, traveling at speeds reaching 100 miles-per-hour.

The vehicle exited onto northLoop820, with the driver disregarding the safety of other motorists, passing on the shoulder of the freeway and weaving in and out of traffic. Fort Worth Police officers joined the pursuit at Marine Creek. Officers successfully stopped the vehicle using road spikes nearMark IV Parkway.

The suspect driver was identified as Rustyn Allen Stewart, 30, of Burleson. The passenger was identified as Corey Lynn Hartley, 32, also of Burleson. Both men were charged with fraud use possession of a controlled substance/prescription and evading arrest detention with vehicle. Stewart was additionally held on a possession of a controlled substance charge stemming from aTarrantCountywarrant.

As of Wednesday morning, both suspects remained incarcerated at the Parker County Jail. Bond has not been set for either suspect.

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