Wanted man captured in Van Zandt County

Released by: Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office

VAN ZANDT CO., TX - On Tuesday October 19th, 2010 at approximately 14:10 p.m. the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a concerned citizen stating an unknown subject was seen running from their residence.

Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators responded to the scene and immediately cordoned off a perimeter.  The subject, Larry Leroy Jackson, Jr., was observed by one of the Investigators in a pasture and took off running toward a wooded area.

The Canton Helicopter along with the Canton K-9 Unit was called in to assist.   Participating with the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office, were the Canton Police Department, Precinct #1 Constable, Department of Public Safety, the Grand Saline Police Department and the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office Posse'.

Within a short time after the pursuit begun, the suspect was flushed out with the help of the helicopter pilot and the K-9 unit and taken into custody.

The Precinct One Constable had made a traffic stop earlier in the day in which Jackson, a passenger in the vehicle took off running.  A foot pursuit ensued at that time, but was suspended after a thorough search proved to be futile.  All agencies had also participated in that search.

Jackson is currently being held at the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office on a $10,000 bond.