Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

December 5, 2012

Collins Middle School locked down Wednesday morning after man flees from authorities

By Janet Jacobs
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — The lock-down at Collins Middle School was a precaution by school officials when a wanted man ran onto the property around 9 a.m. Wednesday morning, according to school officials.

“It was a ‘modified lockdown’ meaning instruction could still take place,” according to district spokeswoman Susan Johnson. “All the law enforcement agencies, including CISD police, worked together to inform the school of a high-risk arrest warrant being issued at a residence across the street from the school. The lockdown was lifted after receiving the ‘all clear’ from the police.”

The incident happened when the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office was interviewing a man about another incident and decided to run a check on his identification, according to Chief Deputy Mike Cox.

“It came back with warrants, but we didn’t know it at the time,” he said. “They were all from out of the county. And he decided to leave.”

The man is described as a white male, six foot, one-inch tall, wearing a tank top and black shorts and no shoes.

“He’s not even from here,” Cox said. “We don’t believe anybody’s in danger, he just doesn’t want to spend time in jail. He didn’t want to hang around.”

As of press-time, the man continued to elude law enforcement officials.

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