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By Chris Edwards
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CabreraCabreraWOODVILLE – A Corpus Christi man who evaded capture was sentenced to 30 years behind bars last week.

Manuel Cabrera, 27, accepted a plea deal with the Tyler County District Attorney’s Office on charges of evading arrest with a vehicle; possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm.

Cabrera was sentenced by District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker.

Cabrera led Steven Hoke with Woodville Police Department on a high-speed chase, which began west of Woodville on US 190 and ended in the city of Ivanhoe. During the chase, District Attorney Lucas Babin noted, Cabrera reached speeds in excess of 100 mph.

Hoke was able to conduct a PIT maneuver on Cabrera’s vehicle, which ended the chase.

When the chase ended and authorities were able to take Cabrera into custody, they discovered him to be in possession of cocaine and a loaded 9-.mm handgun with an extended magazine.

Cabrera remains in the custody of the Tyler County Jail awaiting transfer to a Texas Department of Criminal Justice facility.

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    G cortez · 10 months ago
    Wow..30 yrs!! I thought he murdered someone!! I mean he did wrong but 30 yrs!! Give a pedophile, a child murderer or a murderer 30 yrs or more those do deserve that time and more!!! Pathetic!!! This young man needs another attorney!!!
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    Jo · 10 months ago
    More than sad. God help this young man 
    Who lost his way long ago.
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    R Strabner · 10 months ago
    There can be alternates to this sad ,sad story if only we could reverse the damage and gtve them a forced retribution in another part of the world that needs help, and supply that need with people who need help and education, love and a purpose in life  
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    H.Suzzanne · 10 months ago
     such a nice looking young man to mark his face and body denotes a tragic childhood . his eyes reflect a defeated kid riding life influenced poorly by users!  Hope his ink is legit. i see at least 4 tatts from contrasting "clubs"  and having a tat that wasnt earned can be fatal
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    Jesus · 10 months ago
    I saw this guy at Walmart on Staples. He caught my eye drift in his direction and I received this really dark and evil energy from him. I totally went out of my way to avoid walking anywhere near him. He was waiting outside in the front with a sack of clothes at his side.
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    Jr · 10 months ago
    39 years is to much time for what he did he didn't murder nobody this is injustice god help him