Shelby County authorities apprehend wanted sex offender

Jacob Lee Cruse
Jacob Lee Cruse(Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 7:47 PM CDT
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SHELBY COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - Shelby County law enforcement have apprehended a registered sex offender they say fled after they tried to serve him a warrant on Wednesday.

Jacob Lee Cruse, 31, of Joaquin, was taken into custody around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday in the Joaquin area. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said he was arrested and charged with failure to comply with sex offender requirements and evading arrest with a previous conviction.

Around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, deputies with the SCSO attempted to serve a warrant on Jacob Lee Cruse, 31, of Joaquin. They say Cruse fled from deputies and ran into the woods off East Saddle Street near Cool Breeze RV Park.

Previous reporting:

Search underway after wanted sex offender flees from Shelby County deputies

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