Video: Man accused of leading State Police on high speed chase

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It’s amazing no one got hurt. An Albuquerque car thief refused to go down without a fight, leading police on a chase through two counties, topping 100 mph into oncoming traffic.

Last month, New Mexico State Police spotted Deon Cagle in a stolen Honda Accord in Artesia.

Police say once they spotted him, the 39-year old convicted car thief immediately took off.

The 40-mile chase was on.

State Police dash cam video shows officers going after Cagle at speeds topping 100 mph, and following along as Cagle even drove on the wrong side of Highway 285.

According to the criminal complaint, Cagle stole the Honda from a Verizon store in Carlsbad and drove the 33 miles to Artesia in only 20 minutes.

That’s when police say they needed to bring in reinforcements.

Officers eventually set up a spike strip just outside Roswell to slow Cagle down.

It wouldn’t be long before Cagle’s crazy ride would be over as he lost control into a field.

Cagle is no stranger to the law. Court records show a long list of crimes ranging from drugs and DWI, to stealing cars and running from cops.

At one point in the video, a State Police officer was going 119 mph trying to keep up with Cagle.

Deon Cagle’s still behind bars in Roswell, unable to come up with the $15,000 bond to get out.

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