Just before 7am this morning Splendora Police made a traffic stop on US 59 southbound just south of FM2090 on a black Honda four door vehicle. The male was found to have outstanding federal narcotics and forgery warrants and was handcuffed and placed in the back seat of the patrol car. The female who had no identification was handcuffed in front of the vehicle to keep them separated.
As the officer searched the car he saw them both flee into the woods. It is unknown how the male was able to un-cuff himself and it is believed the female opened the door for him.
Montgomery County Sheriff’s units were called in along with DPS, Splendora Police, Liberty County Precinct 6 Constables, Splendora ISD Police.
During the search Splendora Junior High, Splendora High School, and Piney Woods Elementary were put on lockdown as a precaution.
In addition the United States Secret Service, U.S. Marshals, responded to the scene. Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constables searched the woods on four wheelers. As an Houston Police Helicopter hovered overhead. In addition a DPS helicopter and a helicopter operated by the DEA flew at tree top level searching. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department canine spent almost three hours in the woods on the search. The male suspect was finally found at Ipes and US 59 next toe the Busy Barn Day Care. The female is still at large. She is described as a white female in her late teens wearing blue jeans and spaghetti strap blouse.
When she is captured charges will be filed on her for assisting in his escape and evading.
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