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From Enterprise Staff

A tip of a possible sighting resulted in the apprehension and arrest of a Point Blank man who led multiple local law enforcement agencies on a high speed chase and subsequent manhunt.

The Livingston Police Department on March 8 initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle stolen out of Houston. The driver refused to stop, resulting in a pursuit by multiple agencies, including the Polk County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Traveling at high speeds, the driver turned onto Loop 116 and drove through a gate and back into a pasture before jumping from the moving vehicle and fleeing on foot into the woods.

Tracking dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice were called in to aid in the search. As darkness fell, units remained staged in the area, patrolling through the night for any sight of the fleeing suspect.

The Sheriff’s Office received a tip on March 9 in reference to a possible sighting of the suspect near the Moscow area.

Units from the Sheriff’s Office, Livingston Police Department and Texas Parks and Wildlife traveled to the area and staged, while plain clothes officers from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office searched the area.

The suspect, identified as Brian Joseph Brown of Point Blank, was located in a wooded area near the Valero and was taken into custody without incident.

Brown had outstanding warrants from Harris County for burglary of a building, possession of a controlled substance and unauthorized use of a vehicle and an outstanding warrant from Liberty County for unauthorized use of a vehicle.

Additional charges of evading arrest or detention with vehicle and unauthorized use of a vehicle were filed by the Livingston Police Department. He remains in the Polk County Jail.

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