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People who knew Timmons have split opinions on him

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One person – two different experiences with Noah Michael Timmons, the man who led police on a high-speed chase before committing suicide in his vehicle.

Timmons, 26, took off Tuesday night, as police tried to serve him arrest warrants for aggravated sexual assault. He is accused of assaulting the six-year-old daughter of his ex-girlfriend, who told police about the alleged incidents.

People who knew him before the chase and the alleged assaults have two views of Timmons. On one hand: a fun-loving teen. On the other side: a surly, difficult sailor.

A friend from high school, Tyler (FOX4 agreed not to use his last name), knew Timmons since they were juniors at Horn High School in Mesquite.

"Everybody knew who he was," Tyler said. "He would completely open up and talk about anything. He was a comfortable person to be around."

They were friendly back then, but lost touch over the years – except for Facebook.

Timmons posted several pictures, including his work as a roofer. That could explain the truck and trailer he was driving during the chase.

The way Timmons' life ended – arrest warrants for sexual assault of a child, the two hour chase, shooting at police and his ultimate suicide – is shocking to Tyler.

"It's unfathomable," Tyler said.

But two sailors had a different view of Timmons.

The Osburn's were not surprised when they heard about the incident.

They both served in the Navy with Timmons in 2005 and remember an unruly and difficult sailor who had problems with authority.

"It was troubling," said Heidi Osburn. "He was trying to make other problems with people on the ship."

Osburn said Timmons was not easy to work with.

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