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Longview Police release identity of man who fled from officers, hid inside home

Stefan Pentecost (Gregg County Jail) Stefan Pentecost (Gregg County Jail)

Longview Police have identified the man who fled from officers and hid inside a neighborhood home on Wednesday.

Stefan Omar Pentecost, 20, of Longview, was arrested and charged with Evading Arrest and Theft of a Firearm.

Longview Police were dispatched to the 500 block of Birdie Place just after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.

When officers arrived, they determined that Pentecost had an outstanding felony warrant for a violation of probation. 

Pentecost fled the scene and officers chased him through the house, across a creek, and into a house in the 700 block of Lane Wells Street. Police apprehended Pentecost inside the home.

Neighbors say they were frightened seeing the suspect running behind the homes then running house-to-house trying to gain entry.

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The residents that lived in that house told police they saw Pentecost run into the house with a gun when he was attempting to hide from police.

The residents found the gun in a bedroom inside the house after Pentecost was arrested.

Police determined that the gun was stolen and in addition to the outstanding warrant, he was charged with Theft of a Firearm, a State Jail Felony. He was also charged with Evading Arrest.

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