LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A day after he fled from a traffic stop in Diboll, a joint effort by three Angelina County law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of a 34-year-old man who had been wanted on an outstanding assault warrant.
Diboll Police Chief Steve Baker said that Gonzalo Torres, of Diboll, was located at a house on Lufkin's Kiln Street Wednesday and arrested. He was transported to the Angelina County Jail.
Baker said the Diboll Police Department, the Lufkin Police Department, and the Angelina County Sheriff's Office received a tip that Torres was at the home on Kiln Street.
Officers with Diboll PD and Lufkin PD swarmed the house and captured Torres without incident, Baker said.
Baker said that Torres was charged with the original assault charge and evading arrest. In addition, the Lufkin Police Department plans to file a drug-related charge against Torres, Baker said.
At this time, no bond amount will be set for Torres, Baker said.
According to a previous East Texas News story, Diboll PD officers made a traffic stop on Torres to serve an arrest warrant on him. Torres jumped out of the vehicle and ran to a nearby wooded area.
Baker said at the time that Torres was considered "armed and dangerous" because he was carrying a gun when he ran away from police, and he shouted that he would shoot any police officers that came too 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 Forest Service 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.