Nacogdoches Co. authorities involved in manhunt for 3 burglary suspects

Nacogdoches Co. authorities involved in manhunt for 3 burglary suspects

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Residents of the Cushing and Central Heights area are urged to be on the lookout for three men that are believed to be suspects in a pharmacy burglary that occurred on Longview.

According to the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page, troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were involved with a chase that started in Rusk County on Highway 259 and wound up in northern Nacogdoches County at approximately 3 a.m.

The Facebook status indicated that the vehicle was occupied by four black men. The status update said the driver of the car stopped on Highway 259 and let two of the men out near County Road 915. After exiting on Highway 204, the driver stopped again and let another man out in that area.

The driver was later caught in Cushing.

Three of the men are still at large, according to the status update. One of the men was seen in the vicinity of the 6000 block of Highway 204 Wednesday morning when he asked a resident if he could use his or her phone.

According to the Nacogdoches Sheriff's Office, all three men are wearing black clothing. According to the Longview Police Department, the men are suspects in a break-in that occurred at the Louis Morgan store on High Street between midnight and 6 a.m. Wednesday. The suspects allegedly took an unknown amount of miscellaneous medications from the pharmacy.

Authorities believe that all three men are from the Houston area and may be attempting to get a ride back home.

"Area residents should make sure that their vehicles are secured," the sheriff's office's status update stated. "The subjects are not believed to be armed; however they may be very desperate at this point from being out in the cold weather for so long."

If anyone sees someone on foot matching the description of the three suspect, he or she should call the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office dispatch at (936) 559-2607 or call 911.

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