WACO (October 9, 2012)—Authorities arrested a man Tuesday who managed to elude local, state and federal officers during a manhunt that started after he and a second man officers were attempting to take into custody fled a week ago.
William Scott Mayhew, 20, was wanted for a probation violation and has also been charged with evading arrest in a vehicle, police said Tuesday.
Members of the U.S. Marshal’s Lone Star Fugitive Task Force and Department of Public Safety troopers arrested him Tuesday afternoon at 1315 Monte Vista in Waco, police said.
Mayhew has been sought since Oct. 2 when authorities attempted to serve an arrest warrant charging aggravated assault on another man, Kevin Hogan, at a business on U.S. Highway 77 in Robinson.
Mayhew and Hogan escaped in a vehicle, police said, and drove to the intersection of East Ward Avenue and South Andrews Drive in Robinson where they abandoned the vehicle and ran.
Officers caught Hogan near the abandoned vehicle, but Mayhew escaped through some nearby fields, authorities said.
At one point authorities think he stole a tractor, which he drove across several fields and then crashed into a tree.
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 three-hour search on the ground and a DPS helicopter was called in to search from the air.