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Merkel man arrested after police chase, standoff

(Scott Martin/KTXS)

A Merkel man has been arrested after a police chase and standoff.

About 2 p.m. Friday, the Department of Public Safety attempted to conduct a traffic stop on Jesus Perry, 45.

As the trooper approached his car, they say Perry drove away.

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He eventually crashed into a fence and a gas meter.

After wrecking his vehicle, Perry barricaded himself inside his home in the 500 block of Thornton Street.

Just before 7 p.m., the Abilene Police Department's SWAT team went in and got Perry and only KTXS was there.

Perry is charged with evading arrest and burglary of a habitation.

His bond was set at $24,500.

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