JASPER COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Jasper County Sheriff’s Office has decided to end a manhunt for an ATV theft suspect who allegedly fled from a game warden on Thursday.
As of about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office had suspended the search for Jeremy Busby.
A JCSO official said they will follow any leads that develop. In addition, an arrest warrant has been issued for Busby.
Jasper County sheriff’s deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department game wardens, Vernon Parish sheriff’s deputies, and a bloodhound searched for Busby for hours Thursday afternoon and early evening.
Sheriff Mitchel Newman said that law enforcement officers were searching for Busby at State Highway 63 West near County Road 73 by Jim Goode Lake.
Around 11 a.m., Busby fled from Game Warden Justin Eddins, Newman said. he added Busby was on a stolen side-by-side all terrain vehicle. After Eddins passed Busby on SH 63 and then attempted to pull him over, Busby allegedly ditched the ATV and ran into the woods.