Angelina deputies arrest Polk Co. fugitive

William Ferguson (Source: Angelina County Jail)
William Ferguson (Source: Angelina County Jail)

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Angelina County Sheriff's Office have arrested a man wanted out of Polk County since last Friday.

Deputy Chris Wade said he and Inv. Mike Jones arrested William Jeffery Ferguson on Thursday.

Ferguson had been wanted since Friday, when a witness saw him leave a home on FM 350.

The witness called the Polk County Sheriff's Office and followed him in a silver extended cab Ford Ranger.  According to PCSO, Ferguson tried eluding the witness by speeding and driving erratically. The witness Ferguson drive through a steel gate and exit his vehicle and run into the woods with a rifle, according to the report.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office, assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Texas Game Wardens, Texas Rangers Company A, Polk County Office of Emergency Management, Americare Ambulance Service, The Gibb Lewis, Polunsky and Wynn Farm Prison Unit Tracking Dogs, DPS Swat, DPS Helicopter and the State of Texas Highway Department, conducted an extensive search for William Jeffery Ferguson.

After a nine-hour the search was called off at darkness.

Jones said Ferguson will be charged for burglary after an incident at a house off of FM 326 Wednesday. Surveillance video pointed him to a stolen vehicle.

Jones said the vehicle had a GPS device, which they traced to a residence near downtown Lufkin around 1:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jones said Ferguson has warrants for a parole violation and burglary in Polk County. A charge of burglary for Wednesday's incident will be filed on Friday.

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