Man accused of stealing fire department pickup truck held without bond

Stolen fire truck on Thursday, October 11, 2018. (SBG photo)

A man accused of stealing a fire department pickup truck and leading officers on a high-speed chase is now charged in connection with the crime.

Ruben Cuellar faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, theft, and evading arrest.

Police say Cuellar stole the truck while fire department personnel were on the scene of a medical situation in the downtown area.

He hit several parked cars and nearly ran over a person riding a scooter before leading officers on a chase along I-35 that hit speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, according to investigators.

Cuellar is being held without bond.

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