ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The search for an armed fugitive in the Diboll area is still ongoing, according to a spokesman for the Diboll Police Department.
Diboll Police Chief Steve Baker said after some of his officers pulled over a vehicle driven by Gonzalo Torres, 34, to serve an outstanding assault warrant, Torres jumped out of the vehicle. The fugitive had a gun in his hand when he ran to a nearby wooded area.
Baker said that Torres shouted that he would shoot police officers if they came close to him.
Angelina County Sheriff Greg Sanches said an ACSO SWAT team was called in to assist with the search. A Texas A&M K-9 and its handler assisted with the search, and the dog tracked Torres to a house on Maynard Street.
"The dog traced Torres to the house," Baker said. " We went in the house with SWAT and did a full search. We were unable to find Torres. We later received a tip that Torres hid behind the house and got a ride, just before we got there."
Baker said the law enforcement officials regrouped at the Diboll Police Department and quickly resumed the search for Torres.
Baker said Torres should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with any information about Torres' whereabouts is urged to call the Angelina County Sheriff's Office at (936) 634-3331 or the Diboll Police Department at (936) 829-5586.