1 out of 7 suspects still on the run after taking off during traffic stop, Waller Co. deputies say

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Friday, September 22, 2023
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WALLER COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- Waller County deputies are still searching for the last remaining suspect among seven who officials say ran off during a traffic stop Friday morning.

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According to the sheriff's office, a deputy tried to stop a vehicle at about 10 a.m. along I-10 eastbound at FM 1489.

The vehicle reportedly kept going but eventually stopped, at which point the sheriff's office said numerous suspects got out and ran.

At least six of those suspects were detained in the 1600 block of Woods Road, but one of them is still on the run.

In addition, one of the detained suspects allegedly assaulted a tow truck driver who arrived at the scene to take the vehicle. The tow truck driver needed medical attention, but the severity of his injury remains unknown.

Note: Authorities initially said eight suspects were involved in the incident but have since corrected it to seven.

Officials said tracking dogs and deputies on horseback at the scene looking for the remaining suspect.

Deputies have not said why the suspects were initially stopped.