Suspects arrested, deputy injured in high-speed chase

ODESSA -- Authorities say that two suspects are behind bars following a chase that reached speeds over 100 miles per hour.

Steven Saenz, 26, and Sueellen Montoya, 17. (Ector County Sheriff's Office)

Steven Saenz, 26, has been charged and arrested for evading arrest in a motor vehicle, possession of heroin, possession of meth, and two counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

Sueellen Montoya, 17, has been charged and arrested for two counts of possession of a controlled substance.

According to the Ector County Sheriff's Office, a deputy tried to stop a car for speeding just after midnight on Sunday in the area of East 57th Street and North Dixie Boulevard near Sherwood Park.

The driver of the car then evaded arrest by driving at speeds over 100 miles per hour and running numerous stop signs. Authorities say that the driver also crossed into oncoming traffic and ran vehicles off the road.

During the chase the driver drove into two patrol units breaking a deputy's hand.

The chase ended when the car's tires were shot out near West Loop 338 and Wireline Road.

The driver and passenger were then identified as Saenz and Montoya, who were both taken into custody.

Deputy Cody Smith who was injured in the crash was treated at the hospital and released.

Odessa police say that Saenz has now been charged in connection to an apartment shooting at the beginning of March.