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Update: Chandler man arrested after escaping from patrol car

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UPDATE: DOGWOOD CITY (KYTX) -- An anonymous tip led Department of Public Safety Troopers to the City of Frankston where they arrested Victor Jose Ortega. Ortega, had escaped custody after he was arrested out of traffic stop Friday, May 16 on Hwy 155 South in Dogwood City.

Ortega was spotted in a vehicle traveling EB on Murchison Street in Frankston. A Frankston police officer initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle, the driver of which refused to pull over and a short pursuit entailed. Troopers were able to apprehend the suspect in the Subway parking lot on Hwy 155 in Frankston.

At this time, Ortega is being transported to the Anderson County Jail. He faces charges of Fail to Identify, three charges of Possession of a Controlled Substance, Possession of Marijuana and Escape.

DPS was assisted by Smith County Sheriff’s Office and Frankston PD.




DPS is trying to find a Chandler man after he escaped from a patrol car last Friday.

Victor Jose Ortega, 33, of Chandler was wanted for a parole violation.

He was in custody in Dogwood City when he escaped.

Ortega has a history of theft and drug charges. Call DPS or the Smith County Sheriff's office if you know where he might be.

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