CAPTURED: Arkansas assault/burglary suspect - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

CAPTURED: Arkansas assault/burglary suspect

NEVADA CO., AR (KSLA) –The search has ended for a man Arkansas State Police say led authorities on a lengthy chase and hunt nearly all day Friday.

Authorities report that Travis McRae, a registered sex offender, and former Texas D.P.S. Trooper, had been on the run since the early hours Friday after committing several alleged crimes, which include assault on a police officer.

On Friday evening State Police report that McRae is being taken back to the Clark County, Arkansas jail.

McRae was found by authorities lying down in a pond near Interstate 30 and U.S. Hwy. 51

The entire days events started out around 2:30 a.m. Friday morning in Texarkana, Arkansas when McRae was spotted by police burglarizing a home.

Police tried to catch McRae, but were unable, reportedly an hour later, authorities were alerted to another home burglary with a suspect description similar to that of McRae's.

Allegedly at the second home, McRae assaulted a teenage girl and reportedly got into an altercation with a relative of the teen.

Arkansas State Police investigators say that McRae's alleged next stop was in Miller County, Arkansas where he allegedly broke into a third house and then stole a vehicle. 

Arkansas Police reportedly spotted that vehicle off Interstate 30 in Nevada County, Arkansas.  

Police say a short chase ensued and at one point McRae allegedly pulled over and just as the Trooper got out of the patrol car, McRae allegedly tried to run the DPS over and sped off.

A second short chase ensued in which the DPS Trooper fired one shot at the vehicle McRae was allegedly driving. Eventually, the wrecked near a pond and authorities say that's when the suspect jumped out of the car and swim across a pond and into a wooded area.

The search continues Friday afternoon along the Nevada/Clark County line off Highway 67 in Arkansas.

Be sure to stay with KSLA News 12 and KSLA.com for developing details to this ongoing story.

 

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