Man wanted for Capital Murder arrested in Childress

(Source: The Red River Sun)
(Source: The Red River Sun)
(Source: The Red River Sun)
(Source: The Red River Sun)
(Source: The Red River Sun)
(Source: The Red River Sun)

DPS is still investigating.DPS officials arrested a man who is wanted in California for Capital Murder in Childress County Friday night.

DPS Sergeant Dan Buesing said around 11 p.m. a trooper pulled over an SUV for a traffic violation east of Chillicothe on Highway 287. 

He said the driver took off and headed to Childress. That is when Childress police and sheriff’s deputies helped stop the vehicle.

DPS said two passengers and Lavale Vean who was driving got out of the car and ran from law enforcement. 

The two passengers were arrested shortly after running off but police could not find Vean. 

Prison dogs were called to help find Vean but were not able to locate him. 

After more than 12 hours officers captured 21-year-old Vean at a Childress hotel. 

He surrendered without incident. 

Lavale Vean was arrested for Felony Evading and booked into the Childress County jail. 

Vean is wanted in California for one count Capital Murder and two counts of Attempted Capital Murder.     

According to our CBS affiliate in Fresno, police say in October Vean shot a family in their own front yard, killing a 52-year-old man. 

Vean has a number of charges to his name, including armed robbery and burglary.

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