Three teenagers and two suspects in their 20s were identified as the men arrested Tuesday afternoon after a massive Kaufman County manhunt south of Terrell and south of Interstate 20.
Arrested were 17-year-old Michael Scott Nelson, 17-year-old Diamond Malik Gibbs, 19-year-old Casey Wyatt Minshew, 24-year-old Aaron Duane White, and 27-year-old Brandon Cole Thompson, according to Kaufman County Jail records.
All were charged with aggravated robbery and evading arrest and detention. In addition, Thompson was charged with warrants from both Rockwall and Eastland counties.
White was also charged with driving with an invalid driver’s license and an expired inspection.
Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Fred Klingelberger said he expected all five suspects to be arraigned Wednesday morning.
As of about 4:45 p.m. Tuesday law enforcement officials had the final two out of five suspects in custody.
“The last two suspects are in custody,” Klingelberger said late Tuesday afternoon. “The tracking dogs led officers right to them.”
He said the nearly five-hour manhunt began shortly after noon when an armed home invasion was reported in the vicinity of County Roads 304 and 305.
“The suspects were pursued by officers, pulled into a pasture and bailed out from their vehicle in different directions,” he said. Three of the suspects were apprehended earlier in the afternoon, Klingelberger said.
Tracking dogs and mounted units were called in to help with the massive manhunt that included a Department of Public Safety helicopter.
The arrests was peaceful with no shots fired, he said. Shortly before 5 p.m., Klingelberger said he did not have full identities of all the suspects but would release more details later.
Klingelberger said in addition to Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department officers there were DPS, Terrell and Forney Police units, Texas Department of Corrections officers and others assisting. He said several CareFlite ambulance units were on standby at various locations and the Red Cross was also on the scene.
“We had pretty much everybody in the vicinity who could help out there on the scene,” Klingelberger said.
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