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Wanted ETX man arrested in Louisiana

Wanted ETX man arrested in Louisiana
Curtis Simmons/Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 7:52am

UPDATED: Friday, January 4, 2013 - 9:46am

A man who allegedly led police on a chase in Jacksonville has been captured in Louisiana.

Jacksonville Police tell KETK, Curtis Simmons, 26, was taken into custody after nearly a month on the run.

KETK reported in mid-December that a man escaped after leading police on a car and foot chase in ended in a man, now known to be Simmons, shooting at officers.

Luckily, no officers were injured in the incident.

Police and K9 units searched the wooded area, but could not find Simmons.

Simmons was arrested on New Year's Eve by officials in Calcasieu Parish, La, in the Lake Charles area.

He was pulled over for a traffic violation, and was taken into custody for his crimes in East Texas.

Police tell KETK, Simmons is still in Louisiana awaiting extradition to Jacksonville.

We will continue to update this story as more information is released.

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