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Residents Told To Stay Indoors During Manhunt

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SOMERVILLE (December 30, 2013) Residents of the small Burleson County town of Somerville were advised to remain indoors and to keep their doors locked Monday as authorities searched for a wanted felon who fled after a traffic stop.

The lockdown was discontinued after authorities found the man at around 3:45 p.m. Monday hiding under a bridge on CR 415.

He was taken to the Burleson County Jail.

He may face charges in several counties, Department of Public Safety Trooper Jimmy Morgan said.

The man is suspected of breaking into a home in Washington County before he fled after the traffic stop, authorities said.

He’s also believed to be wanted on felony warrants out of Alabama.

The search started Sunday evening after Department of Public Safety troopers made the traffic stop in Somerville and the driver got out of his vehicle and ran.

The man, whom authorities described as armed and dangerous, was spotted Monday morning along Highway 36.

He ran across the highway and into a wooded area.

Authorities think he spent the night in an abandoned structure near the Koppers Plant on the north side of Somerville.


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