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Tyler man leads Kilgore police on violent foot chase

Tyler man leads Kilgore police on violent foot chase

POSTED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 12:26pm

UPDATED: Monday, December 10, 2012 - 6:58pm

A Tyler man accused of injuring a child was taken into custody after leading authorities on a violent foot chase through Kilgore.

On Friday, Mikeal Reeves, 22, of Tyler, who is wanted in Wood County for felony injury to a child, was reported working at a new school construction site located at Baughman Road and U.S. Highway 259 South.

Responding officers spotted Reeves working on the rooftop and ordered him to come down. Instead, the fugitive ducked out of sight and was seen running from the area to a nearby neighborhood.

Police immediately began chasing Reeves through several yards, a creek bed and a culvert. The alleged criminal then forced his way into the home on the 2300 block of Redbud Street and attacked a house keeper, stealing their cellphone.

Authorities found Reeves in a back bedroom and arrested him after a short struggle.

The fugitive was taken to the Kilgore Jail and charged with felony burglary of habitation, evading arrest, and injury to a child via Wood County. His bonds total $320,000.

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OH My gosh this guy is working near our children!!!! Why didn't they check him out before he could work on the building?

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