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Two Wanted Suspects Caught in Amarillo, TX

Daniel White and April Kephart were arrested after a pursuit by Amarillo Police.

On January 24, 2017, Daniel White, 28, and April Kephart, 28, were arrested after reportedly crashing into the front of a Target Store in Amarillo, TX and then lead troopers on a chase.  The duo are Albuquerque repeat violent offenders wreaking havoc in two states. 

Officers were sent to an Amarillo Target Store located at 8201 West IH-40 on reports of a hit-and-run accident into the store.  When officers arrived, they learned the incident was a shoplifting that turned violent when the vehicle was used as a weapon against store employees.

According to police, an employee of the Target store had detained Kephart who was trying to run out of the store with clothing she had not paid for.  Kephart and the store employee were between the inner and outer set of glass doors of the store when White drove, what was described as a gray or black Ford F-150, through the outer doors into the store.  This caused excessive damage to the Target store and gave Kephart an opportunity to escape. 

Kephart was able to run from the employee and entered the F-150.  The truck was reported to speed out of the parking lot at a high rate of speed and went eastbound on IH-40

Officers found that the plate on the truck was reported as a vehicle involved in a carjacking in Albuquerque, New Mexico on January 22. 2017. 

Texas Department of Public Safety troopers later located the vehicle east of Amarillo and attempted to pull the truck over.  The truck refused to stop and Troopers used spike strips to stop the vehicle.  White and Kephart bailed the stolen truck and ran on foot before they were quickly apprehended by Troopers.

They are currently being held in the Carson County Jail awaiting extradition back to New Mexico.  Albuquerque Police Department detectives arrested White and Kephart here in Albuquerque on January 19, 2017 for a string of Armed Robberies and Assaults with a Deadly Weapon charges.  Both were released on their own recognizance (ROR'd) from this charge. The duo committed the car jacking of the F-150 on January 22, 2017, just days after being released from custody.  They are now being held on these warrants and face punishment in both New Mexico and Texas. 

We want to thank the Amarillo Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety for helping get these dangerous subjects into custody.