Handcuffed escapee found hiding at girlfriend's house


Harris County authorities say Chad Strong, 30, ran from Precinct 7 officials sometime before 8pm Thursday near the 1200 block of Baker Street. He was located on Friday while hiding out at the home of a girlfriend on Hillcroft Street.

Strong had been arrested on a charge of unlawful use of a motor vehicle and was being removed from the patrol vehicle when he somehow managed to get away while being escorted in handcuffs for booking.

Authorities from the Harris County Sheriff's Office, Houston Police Department an a K-9 unit immediately launched an extensive search for Strong after he slipped away.

Other charges are now pending against Strong, described by authorities as a known gang member with ties to the MBR 7th Ward out of New Orleans.

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