Commerce, TX

Manhunt In Commerce Ends With Suspect Arrested After DPS Helicopter Spots Subject In The Woods

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Hunt County Sheriff's Department

Trailer theft suspect and wanted Parolee Matthew Charles Douglas taken into custody by TXDPS Aircraft 101 and DPS Trooper Olguin.

Hunt County Sheriff's Office and Commerce PD officers apprehended Douglas behind Ace Hardware in Commerce. Douglas evaded arrest Saturday 10/2/2021 from Cumby PD when found with a stolen trailer which was reported stolen out of Hunt County.

A Cumby PD Officer was in Commerce Sunday afternoon when the Cumby officer spotted Douglas leaving Domino's Pizza. The officers attempted to make contact with the suspect. Douglas took off from Officers again, running into the woods behind the Ace Hardware near the Dollar Tree.

DPS 101 was called to the scene to assist in the search. Once the aircraft made it to the scene he was quickly able to locate the wanted suspect hiding in the woods. Douglas has active Pardon and Parole Warrant and Theft Warrant out of Rains County.

Great work to all Law Enforcement Officers Involved In This Search.

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Oh Almighty God,
Whose Great Power and Eternal Wisdom Embraces the Universe, Watch Over All Policemen and Law Enforcement Officers. Protect Them from Harm in the Performance of Their Duty to Stop Crime, Robberies, Riots, and Violence.
We Pray,
Help Them Keep Our Streets and Homes Safe Day and Night. We Recommend Them to Your Loving Care Because Their Duty is Dangerous. Grant Them Your Unending Strength and Courage in Their Daily Assignments.
Dear God,
Protect These Brave Men and Women, Grant Them Your Almighty Protection, Unite Them Safely with Their Families After Duty Has Ended.
Amen.

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