Sheriff believes Longview pharmacy burglary suspects are no longer in Cushing area

Source: KTRE
Source: KTRE

NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Nacogdoches County sheriff has called off the manhunt for three men who were believed to be in the Cushing/Central Heights area after breaking into a pharmacy in Longview.

Sheriff Jason Bridges said he believes the three suspects may have been picked up and are no longer in the area, after a search which began Wednesday.

Bridges said units assigned in the area are making extra patrols and using thermal imaging equipment to be sure they are not in the area.

"We ask that citizens continue to be cautious and on alert," Bridges stated on the sheriff's office Facebook page.

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 early Wednesday.

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.

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.

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