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Police arrest man wanted for shoplifting, desertion


An East Texas man who escaped police custody on Tuesday morning after shoplifting from Walmart was arrested on Tuesday afternoon near Hollytree and Rieck Road by police.

According to the Tyler Police Department, 19-year-old Austin Shipp escaped police custody at Walmart on South Broadway Avenue Tuesday around 11:40 a.m. Officers were leading the teen to a squad car when he managed to escape from police custody.

Shipp is also wanted by the Marine Corps for desertion.

Earlier this month, the Marine Corps issued a warrant for desertion for Shipp out of Camp Pendleton, CA. He was a Private First Class (E2). Punishment could range from dishonorable discharge to time in the brig. 

Shipp graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in 2012. 

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