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STOLEN VEHICLE RECOVERED UNDAMAGED AFTER PURSUIT

At about 6 am Tuesday the driver of a Chevrolet X-71 pickup parked at the Fuel Maxx at Fostoria and I-69. He went inside for a minute leaving his truck running with the heater. Seconds later Travis Hal Barnhill, 25, of 480 Sherwood Forest in Woodville jumped in the truck and fled. The owner of the truck immediately notified police and OnStar. Onstar was able to track the truck as it traveled south on I-69 to FM 1960 then west to I-45 and north. Shenandoah Police were able to spot the vehicle and followed it up I-45 to Crighton Road then east to FM 1314 and North to Loop 336. As the vehicle started east on Loop 336 Shenandoah units activated their emergency lights. The truck sped up and continued at speed of over 100 miles per hour until it reached SH 105 East. It was then OnStar shut the vehicle down, disabling it. The driver was taken into custody along with a female passenger he had picked up. Shenandoah transported the two back to Shenandoah where Splendora Police took custody of the driver. The female was released. Travis Barnhill told officers he was dropped off at the location but was trying to get back to Woodville so he would not violate his 3-day sex registration order. He now remains in the Montgomery County Jail on a charge of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle with a $5,000 bond, evading arrest with a motor vehicle with a $10,000 bond, and a bail jumping charge out of Hardin County with a $10,000 bond. The truck was not damaged in the incident.