Lindale police advise residents to stay alert after suspect flees from authorities

Lindale police advise residents to stay alert after suspect flees from authorities
An active search is underway in the Lindale area after a suspect fled from authorities. (Source: KLTV)

LINDALE, Texas (KLTV) - UPDATE: An active search is underway in the Lindale area after a suspect fled from authorities.

According to Lt. Michael Lazarine with the Lindale Police Department, their agency was made aware of a subject named Thomas Sweet that was wanted in other counties. Sweet was known to frequent the area and was spotted by officers. Police said Sweet left on foot when he realized that law enforcement was after him. Lazarine said Sweet is still at large and authorities are still looking in the area for him. He is wanted out of other counties and a suspect in crimes in Smith County.

Lt. Lazarine said to please call 911 if you see a suspicious person in the CR 499 area.

A Facebook post from the Lindale Police Department said their department along with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, Pct. 5 Constable, and the Smith County Fire Marshal’s Office are searching in the area of County Road 499 and Jim Hogg Road for the subject who is wanted by multiple agencies.

Our office, along with the Smith County Sheriff, Pct. 5 Constable and Fire Marshals office are conducting a manhunt in...

Posted by Lindale PD on Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The post said if you see a white male not wearing a uniform or insignia of law enforcement around your property that appears suspicious, please contact 911 and report your location and what you see.

The post said they do not have a clothing description, but he may be wearing sweats.

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