SMPD: Fugitive still loose, but not a threat
Residents near the Saddlebrook neighborhood spent uneasy hours Wednesday as police searched the area assisting the Attorney General’s Office’s Fugitive Unit.
One posted on Facebook that they were afraid to take a nap. “Locked and loaded” was a comment that appeared more than once.
The suspect is believed to be still on the loose, and the AG’s office would not comment on the operation because the “investigation is ongoing.”
San Marcos Chief of Police Chase Stapp said his office got the request mid-morning. “Officers arrived and learned the agents were attempting to arrest an individual who fled from them on foot after being handcuffed.”
Stapp stressed that the man, whose name he is not able to release, isn’t wanted for any violent offenses, though there are several felony warrants issued for his arrest.
“The on-duty supervisor told me that he does not believe there is any threat to the neighborhood or community at large,” Stapp said.
Several SMPD officers were involve in the operation including one K9 team. A helicopter from the Department of Public Safety also assisted.
After several hours of searching, the initiating agency called off the search.