Drone used to help track down Central Texas fugitive

Published: Aug. 27, 2018 at 1:20 PM CDT
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Authorities in Milam County used a drone to help track down a fugitive wanted on an attempted capital murder parole violation, Cameron police said Monday.

Delvin Dewayne Jackson fled from two Cameron police officers who were attempting to take him into custody at around 8 p.m. Friday, police said Monday.

The two officers pursued him into a wooded area between North Nolan Avenue and 12th Street, but he managed to elude them, police said.

Cameron officers, with help from Milam County deputies, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers, and Texas game wardens, formed a perimeter to box Jackson in, police said.

While officers searched the area on the ground, Milam County deputies used the sheriff’s office’s new drone to provide guidance from the air, police said.

Authorities eventually tracked Jackson to a second wooded area a block away, close to 12th Street and the railroad tracks, police said.

Deputies then used images from the drone to guide game wardens to Jackson, who was arrested without incident, police said.