Sergeant Javier Segura (left) and Corporal Josh Sanders with the Polk County Sheriff's Office check a vehicle that 2 suspects abandoned and escaped on foot into nearby woods in Livingston.
2 Suspects At Large in Livingston Area, LIVINGSTON, March 20, 2018 - Shortly before 1 am on March 20, 2018, Deputy Teddy Sims, with the Polk County Sheriff's Office spotted a white Honda Minivan that was north-bound on US-59 south of Livingston. Deputy Sims attempted to initiate a traffic stop when he observed that the license plate light was out. The driver opted to evade. According to Sims, the minivan was occupied by two black males. The driver jumped the median from the north-bound side of 59 to the south-bound side of 59, crossed the south-bound pavement, and abandoned the vehicle in the grass a short distance south of Premier Autoplex. The two suspects appeared to flee to the nearby woods on the south-bound side of 59. Officers with Livingston Police Department (Sergeant Chad Ward and Officer Adam Williford) were dispatched to the scene as well as Sergeant Javier Segura and Corporal Josh Sanders with the Polk County Sheriff's Office. A canine unit from the Sheriff's Office was summoned to search the possible area of escape. At time of press (3 am) the two suspects remain at large. The vehicle was recovered by LakeView Towing and will be stored in Livingston.
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Deputy Teddy Sims (right) received lots of backup from fellow officers.
A canine unit from the Polk County Sheriff's Office was summoned to help locate the suspects.
Deputies armed and with a canine head into the woods.
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