Manhunt suspect arrested by law enforcement

Published: Aug. 11, 2022 at 11:01 PM CDT
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WICHITA FALLS, Texas (KAUZ) - The subject of a multi-agency manhunt was captured and arrested on Friday.

23-year-old Kaleb Coleman was taken into custody on Maurine and Central Freeway by Wichita Falls police officers, according to the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff David Duke said he wanted to thank the 30 law enforcement officers that helped in the search, including two Iowa Park officers that stayed all night and dozens of Wichita Falls police officers who helped comb through brush and search neighborhoods in the city.

The sheriff confirmed two drones, including one belonging to Game Warden Richard Key, assisted in the search. He said the Coleman had photo ID in his pocket that matched information found in the truck.

The manhunt suspect reportedly led law enforcement on a high-speed chase that started on Thursday in Vernon. Duke said the driver of the truck led police into Electra, hitting speeds up to 90 mph. Spike strips reportedly flattened the suspect’s tires in Iowa Park, causing the driver of the stolen vehicle to wreck into a ditch on Wellington Lane and U.S. 287.

Law enforcement then set up a perimeter to search for the suspect, but a sheriff’s office official said they were unable to find him. Multiple agencies, K-9 units and drones were reportedly involved in the search.

The hunt involved a stolen truck from Florida that had stolen tags from Colorado.

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