Manhunt Ends in Pittsburg


The Pittsburg Police Department has released more details regarding a man they say robbed 2 convenience stores and set a Pittsburg ISD building on fire.

Police say it's this man , 45 year old Steven Schade. Police say after the alleged robberies and arson, a perimeter was setup and a 2 hour manhunt swept the city of Pittsburg. 
Pittsburg Police and Camp County Sheriff's Department searched on foot as Texas DPS searched in the sky.
Just after midnight, Schade was found and booked into the Camp County Jail.
Pittsburg ISD Superintendent Judy Pollan says the building burned was a storage shed that held invaluable things like a few spare desks and other supplies. She was worried for much bigger reason.

"But one of the things that did disturb me is if what if that would have happened when we had several hundred students here. It made me thankful that we had just installed a high security fence.' - Judy Pollan 

Along with installing  the fence 2 years ago - the superintendent says they also installed automatic door locks, and have armed police officers on campus. 





Released by the Pittsburg Police Department:

UPDATE: PITTSBURG, TX. (KYTX) - On January 14, 2014 at approximately 9:42pm, Pittsburg Police Officers responded to the 400 block of S Greer Blvd to a reported Aggravated Robbery that had just occurred.

While responding to this call, Officers received the report of a second Aggravated Robbery in the same area. A search began for the suspect immediately. At approximately 9:47pm, Pittsburg Police Officers reported a structure fire on the PISD campus in close proximity to the crime scenes. Eyewitnesses reported that a W/M had displayed a handgun in both of the robberies and then fled on foot.

As part of the investigation, an intensive ground search for the suspect was done and a perimeter established. Local law enforcement agencies including the Camp County Sheriff's Department, Camp County Constables Office, Texas Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol, and the PISD Police Department assisted in the search. A TXDPS helicopter based in Gregg County was requested to assist in the search.

A suspect matching the description given by eyewitnesses was located in the area of Fulton Street. He was taken into custody at approximately 12:12am and then transported to the Camp County Jail. The suspect has been identified as Steven Marlin Schade, 45. Schade is believed to be an Arizona resident. Schade was charged with two counts of Aggravated Robbery and one count of Arson along with an outstanding arrest warrant from Utah.





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