Deputies from the Grimes County Sheriff’s attempting to serve felony arrest warrants on a local man end up going on a 4 day manhunt for the fugitive when he runs, finally apprehending him on Monday afternoon.
The Sheriff’s Office says that 30 year old Juan Antonio Mantle of Plantersville had been allegedly breaking into homes and vandalizing property for some time, when officers attempted confronting him on May 19th. Mantle evaded deputies on foot in the Pinebrook Subdivision, off County Road 202.
Residents of the subdivision were asked to remain inside and lock their doors, while authorities scanned the area. Day turned to night with no sign of mantle through the weekend. On Monday afternoon, Constable Blake Jarvis responded to a home on Pinebrook Drive following a tip, where Mantle was found hiding in the woods. The homeowner, identified as Sethanna Truitt, was arrested and charged with Hindering the Apprehension of a Known Felon.
Mantle is expected to face an Evading Arrest charge, but no word on additional charges that could be filed. He has previously been jailed on numerous Felony Theft Charges.
Sheriff Don Sowell thanked community members as well for their phone calls and tips, which provided them with information that led to his capture.