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Man faces 14 charges after high-speed chase


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A Roswell man faces 14 criminal charges after he fired shots into an apartment wall and shot at police officers during a vehicle pursuit, before later being apprehended by police.


Matheau Isaacs, 27, was arrested Friday for incidents that happened that morning and the night before, according to a press release from the Roswell Police Department.

Isaacs was later jailed on four counts of aggravated assault on a peace officer, a count of aggravated assault on a household member, battery on a household member, aggravated assault, shooting at or from a motor vehicle, shooting at a dwelling or occupied building, aggravated fleeing of a law enforcement officer, aggravated burglary, abuse of a child, interference with communications and resisting, evading or obstructing an officer.

The release states the events that culminated in Isaacs’ arrest began at about 11:45 p.m. Thursday when an RPD officer responded to a call of shots fired at an apartment complex in the 500 block of South Wyoming Avenue.

After he arrived on the scene, the officer spoke with Isaacs’ ex-girlfriend who said Isaacs had come to the apartment where she and her teenage son were present after getting into an argument via text messages.

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The release said the woman told the officer that Isaacs had kicked in the apartment door and a physical confrontation ensued. Isaacs then took her phone when she tried to call 911 and he fired multiple gunshots before exiting the apartment and driving away.

Police and Chaves County Sheriff’s Office deputies than caught up with Isaacs and turned on their emergency lights and sirens in an attempt to get him to pull over as he drove east on Second Street, but he refused to halt.

Isaacs continued in the pursuit, reaching speeds of 100 as he headed east outside of the city limits and into the county, firing shots at the deputies and officers pursuing him, according to the release.

When he was about 12 miles east of city limits, Isaacs then attempted to make a turn onto Bottomless Lakes Road when he crashed his vehicle into a fence, the release states.

Isaacs then abandoned the vehicle on foot but was soon discovered hiding in some brush. He was then arrested without further incident, according to the release.

A petition for pretrial detention was filed the day of Isaacs’ arrest, requesting that he be held in pretrial detention pending trial because he poses a threat to the community and is a flight risk.

A detention hearing is scheduled for today at 4 p.m. at the Chaves County Courthouse.

Breaking news reporter Alex Ross can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 301, or at breakingnews@rdrnews.com.