‘ARMED AND DANGEROUS’: Fugitive captured in Smith custody


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Authorities have arrested a fugitive suspect Tyler police described as “armed and dangerous.”

Jeffery A. Johnston, 34, was captured in the area of North Northeast Loop 323 and Morningside Drive after authorities established a search perimeter.

Tyler police and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office were aided by K-9 units and drones in the search.

Jeffery was wanted on multiple charges. According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Johnston took off when authorities attempted to serve a warrant on him.


TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Tyler police are seeking information on a fugitive wanted on several charges.

Photo from the Tyler Police Department

Jeffery A. Johnston, 34, is wanted by the for a parole violation, by Smith County for forgery, and by the Tyler Police Department for evading arrest/detention with a vehicle.

He is considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about Johnston’s wjereabouts is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000,  Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833) or the United States Marshal Service 903-590-1370. 

Crimestoppers will pay up to $1,000 for information that leads to the arrest and charges filed against the suspects in this case or any felony case.

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