Felon Evades Detectives and Is Caught Several Hours Later, LIVINGSTON, June 29, 2011 - According to Detective Christopher Lima with the Polk County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigation Division, Justin Handley, 32, of Livingston had a felony warrant out for his arrest for credit card abuse. Additionally, there was a warrant out for Handley for a misdemeanor. Detectives traveled to a residence in Big Thicket where Handley was allegedly located. Upon arrival detectives found that Handley had just left prior to their arrival. Investigators received a description of the vehicle that Handley had fled in. The vehicle that Handley was driving was now believed to be located within the city limits of Livingston. Investigators did in fact locate the vehicle in Livingston and found that Handley had once again fled (this time into a nearby wooded area).
A multi-agency search was conducted with assistance from the Livingston Police Department, a State Game Warden, State Troopers and a Texas Ranger. At approximately 8 pm a four hour search concluded when Handley was arrested in a wooded area close to where the initial search began in Livingston. Handley was cuffed and transported to Polk County Jail with no further incident.
Special thank you: Detective Christopher Lima with the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Ken from Ken's Towing
Livingston, March 27, 2011: Officer Chad Ward with Livingston Police Department assists Detectives with the Polk County Sheriff's Office on Monday afternoon (Detectives Mark Jones, Christopher Lima, and Stanley Galloway also pictured).
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