Trinity County Sheriff’s Office says manhunt underway for possibly armed, dangerous suspect

Trinity County Sheriff’s Office says manhunt underway for possibly armed, dangerous suspect
A manhunt is underway for Justin Hanson in Trinity County (Source: Trinity County Sheriff's Office)

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a man who they say is possibly armed and dangerous.

Sheriff Woody Wallace says they are searching for Justin Hanson who is wanted for aggravated assault. He is believed to be in the Mill Town area of the county and is likely on foot. Wallace says that Hanson was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red tank top. He is believed to be armed with a pistol.

Wallace asks the public to call 911 if they see Hanson, but to stay inside and keep doors locked. He stresses that no one should attempt to confront Hanson, but to call 911 immediately. He is said to be behaving in an erratic manner.

Man hunt in progress for Justin Hanson for felony warrants. Suspect may be armed.

Posted by Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace on Thursday, March 21, 2019

Another man is in custody already, but Hanson fled on foot when deputies attempted to arrest him. They continue to search within the city limits. Search dogs may be called to the scene soon, in addition to the already heavy law enforcement presence residents may be seeing.

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