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Man who led police on car chase on I-35 is Mason County Courthouse arson suspect, county judge says

The chase started in Williamson County and ended near Robinson after the suspect was stopped using a spike strip.

MCLENNAN COUNTY, Texas — Editor's Note: The video above contains graphic language that may be inappropriate to some viewers.

A suspect who led multiple law enforcement agencies on a car chase along I-35 late Friday morning before being arrested in McLennan County is now named as a suspect who allegedly started a fire that burned the Mason County Courthouse, according to the Mason County Judge. 

McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara identified that man as Nicholas Miller and said he is in custody in the McLennan County Jail. McNamara confirmed he is the man wanted in connection to the courthouse fire. He is currently charged with leading police on the pursuit, officials said.

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The Texas DPS said the chase started in Williamson County when an officer tried to conduct a stop. Failing to stop, the suspect fled and hit speeds of more than 100 miles per hour, DPS said. 

Responding agencies used spike strips to try and stop the suspect more than once, but failed to successfully stop the fleeing vehicle. 

The chase ended just south of Waco at mile marker 328 near Robinson as law enforcement used another spike strip to stop the suspect, DPS said. He continued driving for a short time on the bare rims, but eventually stopped and was taken into custody.

Officials have not identified the suspect nor provided details on a motive for the chase. 

This story is developing and will be updated as details become available. Check back for updates.