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Suspect Spotted, Arrested in Dogwood City

John David Johnston (2005 DPS MUGSHOT) John David Johnston (2005 DPS MUGSHOT)
May 23, 2008 Mugshot (Smith County Sheriff's Department) May 23, 2008 Mugshot (Smith County Sheriff's Department)

KLTV 7 has confirmed the man at the center of a large manhunt has been arrested in Dogwood City.

Smith County Sheriff's officials said around 2a.m. 41-year-old John David Johnston was arrested after a person called 911 saying they saw the him walking down a street.

Johnston initially fled from police around 6p.m. Thursday evening near the Lakeway Harbor subdivision near Lake Palestine. Authorities were at a residence serving a warrant for Sherman County.

Multiple agencies swarmed to the location including SWAT teams, Sheriff's Deputies, Game Wardens, and a DPS Helicopter.

We have also learned Johnston is listed in the Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registry as a "High Risk." Johnston is in the Smith County Jail held on $95,500 bond charged with three counts of stalking and one count of evading arrest.

Cody Lillich, Reporting. clillich@kltv.com

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