TYLER, TX (KLTV) -
The suspect of a Thursday morning manhunt was arrested early Friday morning at a motel in Tyler.
According to the Longview Police Department, 43-year-old Robby Bryan Stevens was taken into custody at Knights Inn on NW Loop 323. The Gregg County Sheriff's Office notified Tyler Police Department of Stevens' vehicle location. Officers investigated and learned which motel room he was staying in. Tyler PD, with assistance from the East Texas Fugitive Task Force, arrested Stevens on site.
Stevens was taken to the Smith County Jail, where he awaits transfer to Gregg County Jail. His specific charges are unknown at this time.
Officers began pursuing Stevens around 5 a.m. Thursday morning in an area in northwest Longview after he eluded police. He was wanted in connection with a robbery at a Longview business.
Longview Police Department, 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 throughout Thursday afternoon.
Police first searched in the Judson Road area, 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.