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Man who escaped Onalaska PD traffic stop now back in custody

Michael Gates (Source: Polk County Jail) Michael Gates (Source: Polk County Jail)
ONALASKA, TX (KTRE) -

A man who managed to escape during a traffic stop in Onalaska for a probation violation Monday is back in custody.

Capt. Tom Maddox with the Onalaska Police Department said that officers were in the process of arresting Michael Don Gates, 29, when he managed to escape Monday.

Onalaska PD officers caught Gates Tuesday morning at 8:45 on Old Groveton Road after people called in a tip that they had seen him, Maddox said.

Currently, Gates is booked into the Polk County Jail on unrelated charges. However, Maddox, said they will be filing a third-degree felony charge on him as well.

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