DPS troopers nab Lufkin man who was subject of recent manhunt

DPS troopers nab Lufkin man who was subject of recent manhunt

ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety arrested a wanted fugitive who was the focus of a manhunt that occurred in Angelina County on Aug. 23.

According to a press release, DPS troopers responded to a report of domestic violence at a home on State Highway 103.

When the troopers arrived at the residence at about 2 p.m. Monday, the fugitive, who was later identified as Zane Ross Williams ran away on foot. The troopers arrested Williams a short time later after they deployed a Tazer.

According to the press release, Williams, 42, of Lufkin, is wanted on multiple felony and misdemeanor warrants through several agencies.

A previous East Texas news story stated that Williams was wanted for two federal charges - possession of a firearm by a prohibited person and possession of ammunition by a prohibited person. He also had an outstanding bond revocation warrant for assault through Angelina County.

Williams was taken to the Angelina County Jail, where he was charged with additional felony and misdemeanor charges.

"The Lufkin Police Department, the Angelina County Sheriff's Office, and Hudson police also responded to the scene," the press release stated.

Williams had been at large since Aug. 23. At that time, the Lufkin Police Department's Special Response team attempted to serve federal and state warrants on Williams at a home on FM 706 off State Highway 103 West.

Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department, said that five other people were taken into custody on warrants, but Williams managed to flee the scene.

The search for Williams included a DPS helicopter. ACSO deputies also assisted with the search.

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