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Police searching for man who escaped custody in East Texas

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Victor Jose Ortega. (Source: DPS) Victor Jose Ortega. (Source: DPS)
DOGWOOD CITY, TX (KLTV) - A man wanted for a parole warrant violation has escaped police custody.

Victor Jose Ortega was in the back of a patrol car in Dogwood City, DPS Trooper Glenn Davenport said. He escaped from the car and was not caught.

Ortega, who is also wanted on six local charges totaling $900,000 bond, has a girlfriend who lives in the Dogwood City area, the trooper said, and may be in the area. He also has ties to the Chandler area.

Ortega is 33 years old, and is 6'4" tall, weighing about 180 pounds. He has tattoos on is arms and neck, and has a shaved head, authorities say. They also say it is possible he is driving a 1998 white two-door Ford Explorer.

If you have any information about Ortega's whereabouts, please call the highway patrol office or the Smith County Sheriff.

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