Man on trial disappears before closing arguments


David Lacroix, 46, was in court on Monday when the trial began, but according to the Montgomery County Precinct 4 Constable's Office, he didn't return for closing arguments on Tuesday, instead sending his girlfriend in with a note for his attorney.

Lacroix was found guilty and, when found, faces two to 20 years in prison for the original charge, and now is facing a charge for jumping bail.

The original evading arrest charge stems from a March 22 incident in Porter. Investigators were interviewing a person who claimed to be the victim of road rage by Lacroix when they say Lacroix himself drove by in a pickup truck.

The investigating deputy jumped in his patrol car to try to catch up with Lacroix to get his side of the story, but says Lacroix took off and led the deputy on a chase. Lacroix pulled into a driveway, jumped out and took off on foot. He was later found hiding in a nearby shed.

Lacroix is 5-foot-9 and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Investigators say Lacroix has an extensive criminal history and is known to carry weapons. Anyone with information regarding Lacroix's whereabouts should contact law enforcement immediately.

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