UPDATE: Lindale manhunt suspect identified, arrested trying to break into homeowner's shop
POSTED: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 11:11am
UPDATED: Friday, December 13, 2013 - 6:09pm
Lindale (KETK) — The man who led authorities on a manhunt in Smith County on Thursday night has been arrested while attempting to break into a home, Friday morning.
Smith County Precinct 5 Constable Kenneth Bibby tells KETK, Justin Langrum, 23, of Rowlett, was taken into custody around 9:30 a.m. on Friday. He had been trying to break into a shop, which was alarmed.
On Thursday, the man allegedly tried to shoplift from Walmart in Lindale. He walked out without paying and drove away in a stolen car, hitting another vehicle in the parking lot as he left.
Authorities searched for some time using infrared imaging technology in wooded areas around Smith County Roads 4200 and 431, before eventually calling the search off around 8:30 p.m.
According to Bibby, Lindale Police made the arrest on Friday on CR 4200 and will be handling the investigation.
The suspect will be charged with theft, an accident involving damage, and possession of marijuana.
KETK will continue to update this story as additional information is released.