Two hour man hunt leads to wanted man's arrest

MGN Online
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 9:31am

On July 30,2012, Bellmead Police Department was looking for a wanted man, James Howerton, for five counts of burglary of a motor vehicle and felony possession of a controlled substance.

Howerton was spotted by a Bellmead police officer, walking in the 1600 block of Air Base Road in Bellmead. The officer called for additional officers to assist. That is when Howerton began to run through a nearby wooded field to avoid capture for the warrants. Bellmead PD, with the assistance of Lacy Lakeview PD, TSTC PD, McLennan County Sheriff’s Office, Waco PD, DPS, and US Marshals, all joined in for the manhunt of Howerton.

After a two hour manhunt, Howerton was spotted at a house, attempting to take a vehicle out of a driveway. Officers moved in on Howerton, and once again he took off running, but was shortly captured. Howerton was transported to the McLennan County Jail for five warrants of burglary of a motor vehicle, warrant for felony possession of a controlled substance with additional charges of evading arrest on foot, possession of a controlled substance over four grams, and burglary of a motor vehicle.

Investigation continues on Howerton for multiple burglaries of motor vehicles in the Waco area. Howerton is currently on parole for burglary of a habitation.


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