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Suspect caught following manhunt in Young Co.

(Source: Terry Cresswell) (Source: Terry Cresswell)
(Source: Terry Cresswell) (Source: Terry Cresswell)
(Source: Terry Cresswell) (Source: Terry Cresswell)
GRAHAM, TX (KAUZ) -

The Young County Sheriff has confirmed to Newschannel 6 that the suspect was arrested around 11:00 a.m. on the side of a road near North Richland Hills, Texas. 

North Richland Hills is between Dallas and Waco. 

The suspect, David Ray Pearson, Jr., was wanted for leading Young County Sheriff's deputies into Graham late Tuesday night. 

A sheriff deputy saw a vehicle parked on the side of the road on Texas-16 South. When the deputy approached the vehicle, he noticed the suspect had a 9 mm. on his lap. The deputy drew his gun for safety and Pearson Jr. drove off.

Pearson crashed the vehicle he was driving on a fence on Howard Street. Pearson got out and ran towards the woods. 

Sheriff Travis Babcock said it is unclear at this time if the suspect did fire a weapon at deputies after he wrecked the vehicle he was driving during the chase.

"We do have videos that we are watching," Sheriff Babcock said. "If we decide that he did actually fire that firearm towards the deputies then we will file charges accordingly."

Sheriff Babcock said they spoke with the owner of the Mercedes the suspect drove. She gave a description of the suspect that matched Pearson. White male, mid-20s, and facial tattoos. 

Pearson has a history of evading arrests.

This is a developing story. Stay with Newschannel 6 as we continue to bring you the very latest.

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