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Man who had been on the run for 11 years arrested


A man who had been on the run from child endangerment charges for 11 years was arrested in Arlington and has been brought back to McLennan County to face charges.

Gregory Mercado has been charged with evading arrest, two counts of endangering a child and assault.

Police say Mercado fled the scene following a chase back in 2002. Lacy Lakeview officers tried to stop Mercado for speeding, but Mercado failed to stop and fled into Bellmead.

While being chased, Mercado bailed out of this vehicle and ran. He left three adults, a 2-year-old child and an 11-month-old behind.

Officers obtained a warrant for Mercado after he evaded arrest while he had two young children inside his vehicle.

Police thought he might have fled to New York, but Arlington police stopped him earlier this week and saw that he had a warrant out for his arrest in Lacy Lakeview.

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