Bond set for Lufkin man arrested following hours-long manhunt

Bond set for Lufkin man arrested following hours-long manhunt

NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches County justice of the peace has set a bond amount for a Lufkin man arrested following a manhunt in Nacogdoches Wednesday.

Gregory William Sisson, 27, is still in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a charge of second-degree aggravated assault. His bond amount is $15,000.

Sgt. Greg Sowell, a spokesman for the Nacogdoches Police Department, said that at 2:57 p.m. Thursday, Nacogdoches Police Department detectives served a warrant for burglary of a habitation on Sisson at the jail. His arraignment is pending.

According to police spokesman Sgt. Greg Sowell, police began Wednesday investigating a burglary call at a home in the 900 block of Townsend Avenue. Sowell said a man had gone inside the house and threatened the person inside.

Then at 9:57 a.m., Nacogdoches firefighters responded to a fire at the same house. The cause is under investigation.

Then at 1:17 p.m., the person in the home called officers to report a piece of evidence in the burglary had been located. Officers responded and say the suspect in the burglary had just been seen inside a wood line behind the home and had pointed a gun at the person inside the home. The officer tried to find him, but could not.

All available officers responded to the area and established a perimeter in the area of Wells Street, South Fredonia Street, Loop 224 and West Seale Street. Officers from DPS, the sheriff's office, constables and NISD police also assisted.

After a two-hour search, Sisson was found hiding in a large culvert near the south end of Reedy Street. Officers found a rifle and shotgun nearby.

Police are investigating Sisson for additional charges.

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