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Police: Man leads officers on chase after attempting to steal TV

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LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) -

One man has been arrested after leading East Texas authorities on a chase Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Longview Police Department, the man, whose name has not been released, was attempting to steal a television from a home in the Paverstone subdivision off of Alpine Road. The man was carrying the television out of the house when the homeowner pulled up.

The homeowner immediately called 911 and the man fled the scene in a vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Longview PD pursued the vehicle west down Cotton Street and then onto a small oil lease road. Deputies from the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Department of Public Safety troopers and a DPS helicopter joined the chase. 

The man's vehicle then left the road, leading authorities on an off-road chase. The vehicle crashed out a short time later and the man fled on foot. He was soon caught and taken into custody by Longview PD officers.

The man's name has not yet been released pending arraignment on Thursday.

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