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October 14, 2013

Hardin County most wanted arrested in Nederland

A man listed as one of the top 10 most wanted in Hardin County was apprehended in Nederland following a police chase.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office Warrant Division received a Crime Stoppers tip on the location of Brittian Doyle on Oct. 9. Kerr was listed on the Hardin County 10 Most Wanted and he was wanted by Hardin County, Eastland County and Nederland Police Department, according to a press release from Deputy Rod Carroll with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office.

The warrant division set up on an address of a relative that the tipster advised. At approximately 9:27 p.m., deputies spotted a vehicle that matched the description of the tipster. Deputies attempted to perform a traffic stop in the driveway of a residence but the vehicle accelerated across several yards and re-entered the roadway in the 2200 block of Ave E in Nederland.

A short pursuit ensued with the suspect returning to the area of the 2200 block of Ave E, where he ran from the vehicle. After a search of the area, Kerr was taken into custody without further incident.

Jefferson County Sheriff's Office would like to thank the Nederland Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety for their assistance in capturing this wanted fugitive, Carroll said.

Kerr was booked into the Jefferson County Correctional Facility on the following charges: Evading arrest with a motor vehicle, $15,000; speeding; driving with license invalid; failure to appear (Nederland PD); theft by check (Eastland County Sheriff’s Office); criminal mischief (Hardin County), $5,000; forgery (Hardin County) no bond; forgery (Hardin County), no bond.

 

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