Authorities capture Lindale manhunt subject in Wood County

Authorities capture Lindale manhunt subject in Wood County
An active search is underway in the Lindale area after a suspect fled from authorities. (Source: KLTV)

LINDALE, TEXAS (KLTV) - The subject of a manhunt Wednesday afternoon in Lindale has been apprehended, authorities say.

According to Lindale police, Thomas Sweet was apprehended on Wednesday night by Wood County Constable Kelly Smith and Precinct 2 deputies with the assistance of the Hawkins Police Department.

Several agencies, including the Lindale Police Department and the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, were searching for Sweet in the area of County Road 431 and County Road 499 after he fled from a traffic stop.

Lindale police report they became aware Sweet, who was wanted in multiple counties, was known to frequent the area. Once he was spotted by officers, they initiated a traffic stop and he fled on foot. A female subject was also in the car at the time of the stop and was apprehended.

According to Lindale police, Sweet has been booked into the Smith County Jail. He has been charged on four warrants from Morris County, including burglary of a building, and one charge of theft.

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