Law enforcement officials flush out, capture fugitive in Tyler - KYTX CBS 19 Tyler Longview News Weather Sports

Law enforcement officials flush out, capture fugitive in Tyler

Posted: Updated:

SMITH COUNTY (TYLER MORNING TELEGRAPH) - A man wanted on felony warrants attempted to hide from authorities in a densely wooded area east of the Beckham Avenue bridge this morning, but his time on the run was cut short by law enforcement officials who quickly surrounded the area.

Smith County Adult Probation Fugitive Task Force Officer John Brown said he and his partner went to serve a felony warrant on Joshua Cook earlier this morning at a home on Winona Street, but were stonewalled by the man's brother.
"While his brother ran interference and held us up, Cook ran out of the back door of the home and made his way into a wooded area near Tyler Steel off of East Gentry Parkway, Brown said.

As Brown and his partner searched the area other officers from Tyler Police Department, Smith County Sheriff's Office, Smith County Precinct 5 Constable's Office, and U.S. Marshals responded to offer assistance in locating the fugitive.

The officers quickly set up a perimeter and eventually caught Cook about 45 minutes after he fled from the home.

Brown said Cook was wanted on a physical tampering with evidence felony warrant, and was expected to be booked into the Smith County Jail.

"When they run, then they become a danger to the community and it's important for us to act quickly to get them into custody," one officer at the scene said.

Brown said the shirtless Cook was captured near the railroad tracks east of the Beckham Avenue bridge.
  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Report: Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar

    Report: Air Algerie plane vanishes from radar

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:28 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:28:48 GMT
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.  Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 1:50 a.m. GMT (10:50p EDT), the agency said.

    More >>
    An Air Algerie flight from Burkina Faso to Algiers has disappeared from radar, the official Algerian news agency said Thursday.  Air navigation services lost track of the plane 50 minutes after takeoff early Thursday, last sited at 1:50 a.m. GMT (10:50p EDT), the agency said.


    More >>
  • Update: Autopsy reveals stab wound led to death of 4-year-old girl

    Update: Autopsy reveals stab wound led to death of 4-year-old girl

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:50 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:50:12 GMT
    Victoria Wyatt (photo: family)Victoria Wyatt (photo: family)
    UPDATE: ATHENS, TX (KYTX) - An autopsy report reveals a stab wound to the chest contributed to the death of 4-year-old Victoria Wyatt.More >>
    UPDATE: ATHENS, TX (KYTX) - An autopsy report reveals a stab wound to the chest contributed to the death of 4-year-old Victoria Wyatt.More >>
  • Why Smith County won't be making rulings on immigration issue

    Why Smith County won't be making rulings on immigration issue

    We're learning more about what led Smith County commissioners to vote on some immigration resolutions and the reason for the outcomes. The commissioners court discussion Tuesday came down to what a county government's role is. More >>
    We're learning more about what led Smith County commissioners to vote on some immigration resolutions and the reason for the outcomes. The commissioners court discussion Tuesday came down to what a county government's role is. More >>
Powered by WorldNow

CBS19, MYTX & KCEB
2211 ESE Loop 323
Tyler, TX 75701
Phone (903) 581-2211
Fax (903) 581-5769

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KYTX. All Rights Reserved. Users of this site agree to the Terms of Service, Privacy Notice/Your California Privacy Rights, and Ad Choices.