UPDATE: Man arrested after Manhunt in Pecos County

DPS, the U.S. Border Patrol and the Pecos County Sheriff's Office are searching for a suspect north of Fort Stockton on Thursday. (Photo: Pecos County Sheriff's Office/Facebook)


A man is in custody following a manhunt with multiple State, Local and Federal law enforcement agencies.

Isreal Ortega was wanted on warrant out of Midland County, and he took off following a traffic stop.

Oscar Villarreal with the Department of Public Safety tells CBS7 that the Border Patrol helicopter was called in to assist in the search.

They joined with TDCJ horses and dogs, Pecos County Sheriff's deputies and Fort Stockton Police in the manhunt.

Ortega was found about 2:45pm in Fort Stockton.

He was taken to the hospital for treatment and will be booked in the Pecos County Jail.

Ortega has warrants for Unauthorized use of a vehicle, Theft and Reckless Driving.

He will also face charges related to the manhunt.


Authorities in Pecos County are searching for a suspect wanted for several charges on Thursday.

According to the Pecos County Sheriff's Office, their deputies are assisting the DPS and U.S. Border Patrol agents with the search along Imperial Highway north of Fort Stockton. TDCJ tracking dogs are also being used.

The suspect, who has not been named, is wanted for charges including evading arrest and resisting arrest. He is described as a heavy-set male wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and a black cap.

Anyone who sees a suspect matching that description is asked to call the sheriff's office at (432) 336-3521.