Attempt To Serve Arrest Warrant Leads To 3-Hour Manhunt

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ROBINSON (October 2, 2012)—One man was in custody and another was still at large Tuesday night after an attempt to serve an arrest warrant on a man wanted for aggravated assault in Waco led to a more than three-hour manhunt.

U.S. Marshals attempted to serve the arrest warrant at around 3:30 p.m. at a business on U.S. Highway 77 in Robinson, but the wanted man and a second man escaped in a vehicle.

They drove to the intersection of East Ward Avenue and South Andrews Drive where they abandoned the vehicle and ran.

Officers caught the wanted man near the abandoned vehicle, but the second man escaped through nearby fields.

At one point authorities think he stole a tractor, which he drove across several fields and then crashed into a tree.

He was last seen near Estella Lane and South University Parks Drive.

Authorities say he is named in a probation warrant.

A total of about 20 officers including U.S. Marshals, Robinson police, McLennan County sheriff’s deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers were involved in the search on the ground and a DPS helicopter was called in to search from the air.

The search was called off at around 7 p.m. Tuesday.