Category: Wanted

Escapees from Liberty County Jail captured

SHEPHERD — A multi-agency manhunt came to an end in the Cherry Creek area of Shepherd at about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday when alert residents spotted two men in the tree line that resembled two escapees from the Liberty County Jail.
Det. Gary Sharpen of the San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Office said that resident called 911 and state and county law enforcement flooded the area.
The men were located near Kathy St. in Shepherd.
Clay Harvey was apprehended by a San Jacinto County deputy, and a Liberty County K-9 officer caught Clarence Hunt.
The two men were discovered missing from the jail at 6 a.m., but had been present at the facility at 4 a.m.
Sharpen said the manhunt included Sheriff Greg Capers, sheriff’s deputies, Pct. 3 Constable Sam Houston and Pct. 4 Constable Alvin Wyatt in addition to Texas Rangers and Liberty County officers.
Chance Marshall Hunt, 27, and Clay Sterling Harvey, 44, apparently left the jail through a cut in the fence along one side of the jail, according to reports published on KPRC-TV’s website.
Capt. Ken DeFoor of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said Hunt is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Harvey has charges pending for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Both men have ties to the Beaumont area.
The Texas Rangers have joined LCSO in the search as well as TDCJ tracking dogs.
At 5 p.m. Sharpen said the two fugitives were en route back to the Liberty County Jail.

 

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Two inmates escaped from the Liberty County Jail some time between 4 and 6 a.m. Tuesday. A manhunt is underway throughout southeast Texas.
Chance Marshall Hunt, 27, and Clay Sterling Harvey, 44, apparently left the jail through a cut in the fence along one side of the jail, according to re

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Clay Sterling Harvey, left, and Chance Marshall Hunt escaped from the Liberty County Jail Tuesday morning, Aug. 20.

ports published on KPRC-TV’s website. 

Capt. Ken DeFoor of the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office said Hunt is charged with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Harvey has charges pending for manufacturing and delivery of a controlled substance. Both men have ties to the Beaumont area.
The Texas Rangers have joined LCSO in the search as well as TDCJ tracking dogs.
Both men are considered dangerous and members of the public are asked not to approach them or attempt to detain them.
Call the Multi-County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-392-STOP (7867) if you have any information about location of these two men.

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