SUSPECT IN ATTEMPTED BREAK-IN CAUGHT AFTER FOOT PURSUIT BY OFFICERS2017-10-05

An early morning attempted break-in Thursday on the city`s northside ended with a foot pursuit and apprehension of the suspect on North 25th Street.

Assistant Corsicana Police Chief Ronnie McGaha said police were called about 720 Thursday morning when a resident in Drane Estates off North 26th Street reporting someone trying to get into their home. The suspect abandoned that attempt and was trying to get into another home nearby when police arrived and spotted the suspect.

McGaha said the suspect then ran from the home and officers began a foot pursuit that lasted for several blocks before the suspect was caught by a Corsicana Police officer and a Navarro County Sheriff`s deputy. The deputy also deployed his pepper spray weapon in an attempt to stop the fleeing suspect, said Navarro County Sheriff Elmer Tanner.

McGaha said the suspect was transported to Navarro Regional Hospital for an exam prior to jail booking, and has been charged with evading arrest or detention.

The Corsicana Independent School district said in a press release the incident prompted the Corsicana ISD Police to initiate lockdown procedures at Bowie. The campus was on lockdown for less than 10 minutes until the suspect was apprehended and taken into custody.

Officer Denson (CISD Police) was quick to respond and ensure the staff and students were safe, said Interim Police Chief Scott Stephens at Corsicana ISD.


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