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Hit-and-run driver arrested; victim's lost service dog recovered

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Disabled veteran Mike Sisco says his service dog, a black lab named "Miguel," went missing following the wreck. Disabled veteran Mike Sisco says his service dog, a black lab named "Miguel," went missing following the wreck.
Shane Quillin says he knew it was a crime, but he ran because he didn't want to go to jail. Shane Quillin says he knew it was a crime, but he ran because he didn't want to go to jail.
LIBERTY EYLAU, TX (KSLA) -

Police have arrested a man they say caused a wreck in Liberty Eylau and ran, only to try to escape once he was in handcuffs. And a service dog that belongs to the victim, a disabled veteran, has been recovered after running away from the accident.

"I knew it was a crime, but I did it anyway. I'm not going to escape again. They got me," says Shane Quillin, who told KSLA News 12 that he ran because "I didn't want to go to jail."

Quillin is again in custody of the Texas Department of Public Safety. Earlier on Friday, authorities say Quillin caused a wreck and left the scene before law enforcement arrived.

He was caught a short time later and placed in a DPS cruiser. But officers say that Quillin, this time in handcuffs, ran away again while they were investigating the wreck. He was miles from the accident scene when he was caught the second time.

"If I would of zigged when I zagged right there when that old boy got on me, maybe I would have got away. A matter of fact, I wouldn't have wrecked into that car," Quillin says.

Authorities say Quillin's arrest is not their only concern: Riding in the car Quillin reportedly hit was a disable Navy Veteran and his service dog, Miguel.

The dog apparently ran into the woods and was for hours the focus of a search by the owner's friends and family. Owner Mike Sisco said before Miguel was found that he would reward anyone who found his missing black lab.

Quillin, who is behind bars at the Bi-State Justice Center Jail, says he knew the risks of fleeing from the police but decided to do so anyway. 

"Yeah, they were on me. You don't run from the police and get away. Hell, I knew that. But it was worth a try. Man, I couldn't just go in like this, knowing what they were going to do to me."

Quillin faces charges that include escape, unauthorized use of a vehicle, and burglary.

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