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Authorities arrest fleeing suspect

The photo shows Suspect Carrillo after he was captured by authorities Saturday night.The photo shows Suspect Carrillo after he was captured by authorities Saturday night.

Sheriff Greg Capers with the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office, along with Warden Harris of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Correctional Institutions Division from the Polunsky Unit, combined forces and captured yet another wanted criminal.

On Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, at approximately 8:39 p.m. Sergeant J. Slaughter conducted a traffic stop on Highway 59.

Suspect Carrillo stopped his vehicle and ran on foot from the scene after Slaughter found narcotics inside of his vehicle.

Immediately TDCJ Warden Harris of the Polunsky Unit was called, and he responded with six TDCJ tracking K-9’s.

Upon their arrival Harris, Correctional Officer T. Grimes and Slaughter started riding TDCJ horses in pursuit of the now fleeing Suspect Carrillo. After traversing about a mile of the bottom land, the K-9’s bayed Carrillo about 30-50 feet up a tree.

After a short time Carrillo came out of the tree and was immediately taken into custody at approximately 2344 hours and walked out of the woods close to the 400 block of Pelican Road.

Carrillo has now been filed on for the following offenses;

Evading Arrest / Detention with Prior Convictions (State Jail Felony)

Possession of a Controlled Substance (State Jail Felony)

Two Possession of Marijuana cases (Misdemeanor Class B)

All for the immediate problems listed from above.

Carrillo has also been implemented in a new Burglary of a Habitation charge out of the Shepherd area, which is a Felony of the second degree as well a Child Endangerment case which is a State Jail Felony. He is also looking at three to four more cases involving: kick burglaries in and around the Shepherd area.

“We would not have been successful without the assistance of Warden Harris or the TDCJ tracking K-9’s in the capture of this criminal” quotes Sheriff Capers. “TDCJ and the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office have and will continue to have a very strong working relationship together, just for taking criminals off of the streets like this one,” Capers said.

“It takes every agency working together to accomplish the tasks of putting criminals behind bars, where they belong, to make our streets and neighborhoods safer” he added.