Authorities believe they may have escaped suspect cornered

Michael Fagan
Michael Fagan

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - With helicopters in the air and blood hounds on the ground, the search for an escaped East Texas suspect continues.

Authorities with the Gregg County sheriff's office, the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Kilgore PD are scouring an area near Liberty City, off FM 2207 and Wilkins' Road. The Shallow Creek Country Club's golf course has been evacuated for the search.

Authorities say the man they are currently tracking fits the description of escaped suspect, Michael Fagan, 31.

Fagan was picked up Tuesday afternoon on drug charges, but escaped as sheriff officials were walking him into the Gregg County Jail.

We have a reporter on the scene of the search and will bring you more information as we receive it.

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