Man wanted for assault in Freestone County located

Posted at 8:34 PM, Mar 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-25 12:41:27-04

The man Freestone County deputies were searching for was found Friday evening. 

Deputies responded to the 1200 block of FCR 930 for a assault and family violence call at 7 p.m. Friday. When they arrived, a man, Charles Fortson, was aggressive with deputies and was armed with a flag pole as a weapon. Fortson dropped the weapon and ran away. 

Fortson was wanted for a parole violation. 

FCSO said the man was seen in the area of FCR 930 between FM 1366 and Limestone County.

Tracking dogs and horseback assistant was used to find Fortson. The search lasted just over an hour. 

Teague police, Texas Parks and Wildlife, and Department of Public Safety assisted FCSO in the search. 

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