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Van Zandt County deputies nab wanted man

Van Zandt County deputies nab wanted man

POSTED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:58am

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 20, 2010 - 10:59am

From The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department:

On Tuesday October 19th,  the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from a concerned citizen saying an unknown person was seen running from their house. Sheriff’s Deputies and Investigators responded to the scene and set up a perimeter. The subject, Larry Leroy Jackson, Jr., was observed by one of the investigators in a pasture and took off running toward a wooded area. The Canton Helicopter along with the Canton K-9 Unit was called in to assist. Within a short time after the pursuit begun, the suspect was flushed out with the help of the helicopter pilot and the K-9 unit and taken into custody

The Precinct #1 Constable had made a traffic stop earlier in the day in which Jackson, a passenger in the vehicle, took off running. A foot pursuit ensued at that time, but was suspended after a thorough search proved to be futile. All agencies had also participated in that search.

Jackson is currently is being held at the Van Zandt County Sheriff’s Office on drug possession, tampering with evidence and evading arrest charges.

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