Driver in chase that ended in gunfire was already wanted by police

The driver accused of leading law enforcement on a high-speed pursuit through two counties that ended with gunfire and a drug bust in Coryell County Tuesday was already wanted for armed robbery, according to an official at the Coryell County Sheriff's Department.

Maliek Heath, 29, remained in the Coryell County Jail Thursday on a no-bond hold for that previous warrant, according to a jail official. He has also been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant and perjury, the jail official said.

The perjury charge stemmed from a false ID he gave to law enforcement -- trying to pretend his name was Maurice Bailey, Sheriff Scott Williams confirmed.

Bond was set at $5,000 for the perjury charge, and a total of $300,000 for the four aggravated assault counts combined.

Heath's passenger, Dacia Reyes, 19, was also arrested on a marijuana charge but was released after posting bond, according to authorities.

To read more about the chase itself, click here.

© 2017 KCEN-TV


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