CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - Polk County authorities are still searching for a third suspect in a series of burglaries in Jasper, Hardin, Angelina, and Trinity counties. The man is believed to be in the Beaumont area.
Two other suspects, both from Beaumont, were arrested Monday following a 2-hour manhunt in Corrigan. One man was found hiding in a storage facility and another was tracked down by Corrigan officers, a police dog, and Polk County Sheriff's Office deputies.
Bradison Allen Mims, 24, and Raymond Earl Robinson III, both of Beaumont, are still being held in the Polk County jail on felony charges of evading arrest and unlawful possession of a firearm. Collectively, their bond has been set at $110,000.
According to Chief Darrell Gibson of the Corrigan Police Department, one of his officers tried to make a traffic stop on a speeding gray Ford Escape that was headed east on FM 287 around 4 p.m. Monday. After the vehicle left the road and slid to a stop, the three occupants of the Escape bailed out and fled on foot into the Rayburn Hills subdivision.
The Corrigan Police officer called for backup and was soon joined by Gibson, other officers from the Corrigan PD, Corrigan's canine officer, deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office, and a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety. After Mims and Robinson were taken into custody, they were transported to the Polk County Jail.
Gibson said he knew they had some burglary suspects because when he looked in the SUV, he saw handheld radios, gloves, an assortment of weapons including rifles and a pistol, and televisions.
The three men are suspects in several burglaries in Jasper County as well as burglaries in Hardin, Angelina, and trinity counties.