ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Angelina County deputies arrested a man wanted for fleeing a traffic stop and then crashing into the steel gate of a Lufkin apartment complex.
According to the Angelina County Sherriff's Office, on Saturday, Deputy Cody Matthews received information that a known wanted person identified as Matthew Randall Dixon, 22, was staying at a local motel.
According to the ACSO, deputies had been searching for Dixon since March 16 after he evaded in a vehicle leading police on a pursuit through the Fuller Springs area and eventually crashing through the gate of an apartment complex before running on foot.
Deputies Matthews and Wilson responded to Quality Inn located on Hwy 59 South and were able to located Dixon where he was placed under arrest.
Dixon was transported to the Angelina County Jail on the following warrants; third-degree felony for evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, deadly conduct and display fictitious registration.
Deputies had previously arrested the passenger of the vehicle, Haley Leann Flowers, 24, of Lufkin, on March 16. She was released later that day after she posted a bail amount of $500, according to the jail website.