Woman held against will by driver, passengers during chase

Three people were arrested after leading Dallas County sheriff's deputies on a chase Wednesday morning. Along for the ride was a terrified woman who was in the stolen vehicle against her will.

Tiffany Rankin said she had no idea who she was riding with or what was happening during the 30 minute police chase.

"I told them to let me out plenty of times and they wouldn't let me out," Rankin said. "They wouldn't stop. They wouldn't do anything."

Rankin called 911 during the chase, telling operators she spent the night at a friend's house and was set-up on a ride home with someone she didn't know.

It turns out her ride home was a stolen rental car from DFW Airport.

Her driver: Eric Reyes, 35, and two passengers, Jaimie Harrell, 21, and Aenoy Saengthaphinith, 27.

DSO spokesman Paul Reyna said officers with the department's stolen cars unit went to the Mountain Valley Apartment Complex near Keeneland Parkway and Walton Walker Boulevard.

They were looking for the black SUV that was reported stolen and spotted it coming out of the complex.

The driver took off after he saw the officers, Reyna said.

As the chase headed northbound on Harry Hines Boulevard, the suspects appeared to toss items out of the window. A few minutes later the SUV hit another car on Harry Hines near Webb Chapel Extension.

It ended near Community Drive and Northwest Highway with a brief foot pursuit.

Rankin was allowed to leave the scene after telling deputies why she was in the vehicle.

Two of the suspects face charges for evading arrest while a third was taken in on outstanding warrants.

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