Wanted fugitive hiding under south Abilene home, SWAT team on location

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ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – The Abilene Police Department’s SWAT team is trying to apprehend a wanted fugitive who escaped into the crawl space underneath a south Abilene home Tuesday afternoon. 

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office tracked the fugitive’s location to a home at the intersection of S. 19th Street and Barrow Street around 3:30 p.m., but when they arrived on scene, he was in the front yard and fled underneath the house once he noticed the law enforcement presence. 

SWAT personnel were called to the scene because this fugitive, who’s on the run from Jones County, is wanted for Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and other undisclosed charges, leading authorities to believe he may be armed. 

The SWAT team used a camera to locate the fugitive underneath the home, and officers are currently attempting to go inside after him.

KTAB and KRBC crew members are at the scene providing updates. Stick with BigCountryHomepage for the latest information as this situation continues to unfold. 

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