UPDATE: Angelina County authorities say the suspect, Nathan Lamar, is in custody.
Lamar, wanted in connection with auto thefts in the county, led authorities on a 7.5-hour manhunt.
ANGELINA COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Angelina County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a suspect Sheriff Greg Sanches says is considered “armed and dangerous.”
Authorities have established a presence at Ransom Brown Road and FM 2021. Sanches said they are searching for Nathan Lamar.
Authorities say Lamar stole a vehicle last night. The vehicle’s owner spotted Lamar and followed him in a separate car until Lamar crashed the stolen vehicle and fled on foot. The cops arrived on the scene around noon, today, and the standoff occurred sometime today
Law enforcement officials arrived on scene around noon Wednesday and a standoff ensued.
Sanches is warning residents in the area not to approach Lamar if they see him, but to call 911.
The situation has caused Central ISD to cancel school bus routes this afternoon.
Buses will not be running routes 5, 8, and 12. Students who ride home on those routes will wait for rides in the car rider lines on the elementary, junior high, and high school campuses.