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Police: Man wanted by U.S. Marshals taken into custody after pursuit

Posted at 5:37 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 18:37:03-05

A man wanted by the U.S. Marshals was taken into custody by police today after a pursuit through Limestone County.

On Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at approximately 10:50 a.m., Chief Henson initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle driven by a person wanted by the United States Marshal's Service.

The driver of the vehicle, who was identified as Jeffrey Ray Padgett, opted to flee and a pursuit was initiated, according to police.

Padgett fled through the city and into the northwest unincorporated areas of the county where he was eventually taken into custody near Lake Mexia.

He was then transported to the Limestone County jail.

There were no injuries to officers, civilians or the suspect.

The Limestone County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety-Highway Patrol, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department-Game Warden, the Mexia Police Department, the United States Marshal's Service, and Limestone County Precinct One Constable Scott Smith assisted.