Identity of manhunt suspect released, considered armed and dangerous
Police search an area off of Mary Ellen Drive in Longview
Robby Stevens (Source: Longview PD)
GREGG COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -
East Texas authorities continue to search for a man who has eluded police twice Thursday.
According to the Longview Police Department, officers began pursuing 43-year-old Robby Bryan Stevens just after 5 a.m. Thursday morning. He is wanted in connection with a robbery at a Longview business.
Stevens is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached.
Gregg County Sheriff's Department, Upshur County Sheriff's Department, East Mountain Police Department and a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter worked together to search for Stevens, but were not able to locate him.
Police first searched in the Judson Road area, beginning around 5 a.m., moving later in the morning to an area off Gilmer Road. The manhunt ended just after 1:15 p.m. Thursday. At 2:30 p.m., Longview PD announced that although the manhunt has been called off, officers are still looking for Stevens.
East Mountain is located near the Upshur/Gregg County line just northwest of Longview.
Police ask the public to call them immediately if they believe they have seen Stevens or if they know where he may be.
Saturday, July 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-07-26 18:09:07 GMT
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