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Man arrested in Hallettsville after eluding officers

By JR Ortega
June 19, 2012 at 1:19 a.m.


The Hallettsville Police Department spent Tuesday morning searching for and finally arresting a Gonzales man on several warrants.

Police arrested Oscar Robert Garcia, 27, at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of Donna Drive on warrants charging evading arrest, evading arrest with a vehicle and escaping while being arrested, said Hallettsville Police Officer Saul Rangel.

Some residents mistook the morning response as a jail escape because of helicopters, dogs and patrol units scouting the area.

The escape charge stems from a May incident.

He was seen by an officer Tuesday morning.

Garcia remained in the Lavaca County jail on Tuesday night.

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