DPS: Manhunt underway in Polk County

DPS: Manhunt underway in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A manhunt is underway in Polk County after two suspects fled a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon.

David Hendry, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, confirmed that the manhunt started after a traffic stop around 3:30 p.m.

A DPS trooper had stopped a 2004 Toyota passenger van on U.S. Highway 59 near Seven Oaks when the driver and passenger got out of the car and fled into nearby woods.

Authorities have identified the driver as Oscar Perez, 27, of Honduras.

Law enforcement said he was allegedly involved in transporting eight undocumented immigrants from Houston to New York.

At last check, Perez and the unidentified passenger were still at large.

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