Cecil Eldon Martin, the 22-year-old Sulphur Springs man who escaped from Delta County deputies in a sheriff’s patrol vehicle Monday night, was captured Friday night in Sachse.
“Yes, he was taken in custody last night,” Lewis Tatum, chief investigator for Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, confirmed Saturday.
Local authorities were notified Friday evening that Martin was in custody following a chase in the Dallas area. Martin allegedly stole a vehicle in Hunt County Friday morning, was chased by law enforcement along George Bush Turn pike. He wrecked the vehicle and took off running on foot.
“The pursuit lasted most of the day and continued to last night, we are told,” Tatum said. “They got him in Sachse.”
In addition to the charges stemming from Friday’s car theft and pursuit, Martin also faces charges in Delta County for burglary and escape, at least five felony burglary charges and in connection with 50 vehicle burglaries in Hopkins County and Sulphur Springs, as well in Franklin County charges.
Martin was caught Monday night and taken into custody in connection with a burglary there. While left in a running Delta County sheriff’s vehicle, he managed to drive away in the vehicle – despite handcuffs – and elude officers. A multi-county manhunt was launched and was ongoing until his arrest Friday in Sachse, according to Hopkins County and Delta County sheriff’s officials.
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