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Son of car chase suspect: 'Daddy's trying to kill us and I don't know why!'

Robert Moorhead was arrested and taken to a hospital after a chase Monday night. (Source: Gregg Co.) Robert Moorhead was arrested and taken to a hospital after a chase Monday night. (Source: Gregg Co.)
The chase ended in a crash and sent Moorhead to a local hospital. (Source: KLTV News staff) The chase ended in a crash and sent Moorhead to a local hospital. (Source: KLTV News staff)
Sheriff parked behind the car the children were in. (Source: KLTV News staff) Sheriff parked behind the car the children were in. (Source: KLTV News staff)
Brittani Henry tells us that her 4-year-old with Moorhead thought "Daddy was trying to kill them." (Source: KLTV News staff) Brittani Henry tells us that her 4-year-old with Moorhead thought "Daddy was trying to kill them." (Source: KLTV News staff)
EAST TEXAS (KLTV) -

A high-speed chase that family says started because a domestic ended with a crash on Monday night.

The chase, according to family members, involved a dispute between two families. Macy Johnson was in the vehicle with her boyfriend, 34-year-old Robert Justin Moorhead. Family says Moorhead and Johnson  had been at a lake in Gladewater when he spotted his ex-girlfriend, Brittani Henry, with her new boyfriend, another female adult, and four children. Henry said one of the children is Moorhead's. Henry called police when Moorhead found them at the lake, at which point the three adults and the children left.

Moorhead, with Johnson in the passenger seat, followed the car. Eventually, he began ramming Henry's red SUV. Finally, Henry said, the family pulled over at the EZ Mart off of Highway 135 just past Interstate 20 and Moorhead continued on, with police in pursuit. 

"He's tried ramming me off the road before...never with my kids, though. His son was in the car," Henry said. "Mine and Robert's son said 'Our daddy's trying to kill us and I don't know why!'"

Robert Justin Moorhead has a lengthy criminal record with arrests for criminal trespass, harassment, assault family violence and violation of a protective order in 2003.

Moorhead was taken into custody and is currently in the hospital.
 
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