Bell County: Search For Wanted Man Ends In An Arrest

A man wanted for evading arrest in Bell County was in custody Friday evening after authorities spent several hours searching for him on the ground and from the air.

Cody Arron Love (Sheriff's Dept. photo)

BELL COUNTY (January 24, 2014) Authorities searched on the ground and from the air Friday outside of Holland in Bell County for a man wanted for evading arrest.

Cody Arron Love, 19, of Belton, was finally arrested after a short foot chase at around 5:30 p.m. Friday after deputies spotted him in a truck at a convenience store in Holland.

He was named in warrants charging evading arrest, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and in a motion to revoke probation on an evading arrest charge and faces additional charges stemming from Friday’s incident, Bell County Sheriff’s Lt. Donnie Adams said.

Officers from several law enforcement agencies were involved in the search for Love, who ran after deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance early Friday afternoon at 307 Sheryl Street in Holland during which a woman and a small child were forced into a car, Adams said.

Witnesses said they thought Love was headed to an address on Patterson Road southeast of Holland, and as deputies arrived there, they spotted the man running into a field, Adams said.

Authorities established a perimeter and officers searched the area with help from the crews of a Texas Parks & Wildlife Department plane and a Department of Public Safety helicopter, Adams said.

The formal search was discontinued at around 4 p.m. Friday, but deputies continued to patrol the area and later spotted Love at the store.

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