Fugitive Arrested After Chase Through Local City

A local man wanted on a drug warrant out of Florida was in custody Friday after a vehicle and foot pursuit involving state, county and local officers.

Kendrick Shoemo (Bell County Sheriff's Office photo)

BELTON (September 28, 2012)—Fugitive Kendrick Shoemo, 34, of Harker Heights, was held without bond Friday in the Bell County Jail after he was arrested on an outstanding Florida warrant Thursday.

Members of the Bell County Organized Crime Unit and United States Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and Harker Heights police officers arrested Shoemo Thursday after a vehicle and foot pursuit through Harker Heights.

He’s wanted in Florida on a warrant charging distribution of cocaine and was under investigation here for distribution of marijuana and cocaine in the Killeen and Harker Heights areas, the Bell County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Authorities recovered a handgun, more than four ounces of marijuana and a large quantity of cash during the arrest, the sheriff’s office said.

Authorities later seized 12 ounces of marijuana, more than a half ounce of cocaine, two firearms and a number of stolen firearms during a search of Shoemo’s home in Harker Heights, the sheriff’s office said.

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