WATCH: Fugitive Apprehended in Manhunt in Schleicher County


ELDORADO, TX – Law enforcement officers in Schleicher County attempted to stop a black sedan on U.S. 277 between Eldorado and Christoval Thursday morning but the driver fled the scene prompting officers to begin a manhunt for the fugitive. 

According to Schleicher County Sheriff David Doran from the scene, officers pursued the vehicle and the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed on CR 312 when he lost control and crashed through a fence. He then fled on foot.  "Right now we're just trying to organize a manhunt where we can attempt to locate him."

Watch video from the scene:



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Sheriff Doran said their was a helicopter near by.  "Fortunately there was a helicopter on a hunt nearby and we asked for their assistance.  We have a Department of Public Safety helicopter coming from Midland and we are calling in other agencies to assist in the manhunt."  


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Above: Photos of the wanted suspect on the run.

The suspect didn't seem to be injured. "We just want residents to be aware we have a suspect on the loose and we're searching for him," the sheriff said.

He was last seen wearing red cap, dark gray shirt and black pants. Please call 9-1-1 with any information. He is to be considered armed and dangerous until apprehended.

Schleicher County ISD has been put on a soft lockdown.  School perimeters are secured and guarded, but students are not locked in classrooms. 

From SCISD, "We will remain on lockdown until further notice.  This includes lunchtime if necessary.  Please understand we are taking extreme caution to keep the school a secure and safe place for your children.  Please continue to follow us for updates.  We will post when the lockdown is lifted."

UPDATE 1:15 p.m.: 

The SCSO has apprehended one female subject. 

The SCISD, Schleicher County Medical Center and the Eldorado Headstart lockdown has been lifted. 

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: 

The SCSO says they now have a male suspect in custody. 

No word yet on the name of the male and female that have been arrested. 

This is a developing story. 

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