UPDATE: Manhunt Suspect Found Near Highway and Surrenders Peacefully - KSLA News 12 Shreveport, Louisiana News Weather & Sports

HARRISON COUNTY, TX

UPDATE: Manhunt Suspect Found Near Highway and Surrenders Peacefully

After an all-day manhunt Ethan Chumley was taken into custody by a Louisiana State Trooper on the side of the highway near the state line. Chumley emerged from the woods around 8 o clock Wednesday night near a highway rest stop on the Louisiana side. A trooper, on his way home from the command center in Waskom, spotted Chumley and took him into custody without any problems. "Happened peacefully, he's in custody, he's fine, he said he's tired, and he's scared, but he's ok," said Lt. John Fourcade with the Caddo Sheriff's Office just moments after Chumley was captured. Chumley's family reported him missing last week, and had requested that he be committed for psychiatric evaluation. Chumley reportedly suffers from bipolar disorder, and his family suspected he was not taking his medicine. A high speed chase insued Wednesday morning when that order was being carried out.
Caddo Sheriff's Deputies have located a Cadillac Escalade they say was involved in a chase on Interstate-20 through Caddo Parish and Harrison and Panola Counties in east Texas. Sergeant Dale Hubbard says deputies tried to stop 28-year-old Ethan Chumley on Interstate-20 between 3132 and Pines Road with a rolling roadblock, but Chumley did not stop. Sergeant Hubbard says Chumley rammed a deputies vehicle, then led them through east Texas, eventually heading east in the westbound lane of Interstate-20 before losing police. Also involved in the chase were Waskom Police, Harrison County Deputies and the Texas Highway Patrol. Deputies found the vehicle on an oil rig road off Magnolia Road in Harrison County. Deputies say there was no sign of Chumley. They believe he is armed and dangerous, walking northbound in the woods. KSLA News12 has talked with Ethan's father, Dr. Gary Chumley. He says Ethan is under the care of psychiatrists and is off his medication. His father says he does not believe his son is dangerous. Chumley's father says any guns Ethan may have belong to him and not Ethan.
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