Tyler PD in search of man who escaped after being arrested at Walmart


TYLER (KYTX) - Tyler Police are looking for a man who escaped the custody of an officer after being arrested for allegedly shoplifting.

Austin Shipp, 19-year-old, was being taken into custody around 11:40 a.m.Tuesday after being arrested at the Walmart on South Broadway in Tyler when he managed to escape with handcuffs still on his wrists.

Shipp is described as being approximately 5 feet 11 inches and 170 pounds with short brown hair. He was wearing a gray shirt and red shorts, however, an officer saw him with no shirt.

Shipp is wanted for shoplifting, escape, a class A Misdemeanor, and the desertion from military.

Contact Tyler Police Department if you know his whereabouts?


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