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Texas man arrested after chase

WORTHINGTON – A Roanoke, Texas, man was arrested following a police chase Saturday morning.

Thomas Warborg was arrested for first-degree assault, fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle, second-degree DWI and refusing to submit to a chemical test.

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At 11:10 a.m. Saturday, the Worthington Police Department responded to a call at the Super 8 Motel for a disorderly guest. It was reported that Warborg caused damage to the room he was staying in and threatened to run his 1990 Chevy pickup truck into the lobby.

He then fled the scene and was found driving east on Oxford Street when police attempted to pull him over.

Warborg then accelerated and headed south on Humiston Avenue. Officers cornered him at the intersection of Oxford and Omaha streets, where police ordered him out of the vehicle. Warborg refused to get out and sped off again toward Humiston.

Warborg once again traveled east on Oxford Street and drove through the Burger King parking lot before going over the median at the intersection of Humiston and Oxford.

Worthington Police Department officers and Nobles County deputies surrounded and pinned Warborg’s vehicle on the passenger side. When Warborg still refused to let go of the steering wheel, officers used a baton to knock out his back window. Police had to use force to remove him from the vehicle.

Warborg was taken to Sanford Hospital for minor injuries. He is now in custody in Nobles County Jail.  

Erin Trester
Erin Trester is the crime and city reporter for the Daily Globe. She's a native of Lewiston, MN, but moved to Buffalo, NY to attend college and obtained her bachelor's degree in Communications. She started at the Western New York Catholic Newspaper as a reporter in Buffalo, but in October 2013 she returned to her home state to start with the Daily Globe. Most of her spare time is taken up by her 13-year-old thoroughbred named Faith, but some of her other hobbies include reading, fishing and spending time with friends and family. 
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