Trinity County man behind bars after leading constable's deputies on 8- hour man hunt

James Gregory, photo courtesy of Constable Woody Wallace
James Gregory, photo courtesy of Constable Woody Wallace

By Whitney Grunder - bio | email

TRINITY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Trinity County man is behind bars tonight, after leading constables on an eight hour man hunt.

The chase started Monday afternoon, when a deputy constable recognized James Gregory walking on FM 355 in Trinity County.

Authorities had been searching for three weeks to find him.

Leading deputies through the woods, using teams of horses and tracking dogs Gregory was eventually found hiding in a home.

At his side -- Gregory's girlfriend and a loaded shotgun.

Gregory is charged with aggravated robbery, and will be charged with evading arrest and possession of a firearm.

Constable Woody Wallace hopes the arrest sends a clear message to those hiding from the law.

"The constable's office has been running felony warrants inside this county. We've kind of got a round up going on if you will and we have our top wanted people and he was one of them and he was considered to be armed and dangerous and so it made him a top priority for us," said Wallace.

He says his department is focusing on a long list of wanted people believed to be in Trinity County.

Their current focus -- suspects in a string of recent burglaries.

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