Van Zandt Co. burglary suspect arrested in Dallas

Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office:

VAN ZANDT COUNTY (KYTX) - On Monday September 10th, 2012 the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office received a Crime Stoppers tip of the whereabouts of wanted suspect Michael Schwankner.

The Sheriff's Office has received many tips for Schwankner but this tip was the first one giving his location in Dallas. The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office contacted the Dallas Task Force. The Dallas Task Force organized a team and reported to the suspected location where Michael was hiding.

The Task Force conducted the operation and while doing so, Schwankner attempted to flee the residence through the back door and was quickly placed into custody.

He is currently booked into the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas, Texas awaiting arraignment on several charges.

"This is a great day for many victims in Van Zandt County and surrounding counties. There were many law enforcement agencies that worked lots of hours together trying to apprehend this wanted fugitive and today there are many victims who can rest easy knowing he is behind bars."


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