Suspect in Tyler-area manhunt in custody after K9, drone search
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TYLER, TEXAS (KLTV) - A wanted man who was believed to be armed has now been taken into custody.

The Smith County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Jeffery A. Johnston, age 34, was in custody as of Wednesday afternoon after law enforcement used drones, a helicopter, and police dogs in the search. He was taken to a hospital to be checked out after he was taken into custody.

The sheriff’s office and the Tyler Police Department were searching for Johnston.

Deputies began searching for Johnston on Wednesday afternoon when he was seen in the area of Morningside Drive at about 4:20 p.m., according to Larry Christian, public information officer for SCSO.

Johnston fled from law enforcement officers near the intersection of Loop 323 and County Road 376/Morningside Drive. He was seen heading northwest through a wooded area toward Highway 271.

Tyler police say Johnston was wanted for several charges, including parole violation, forgery, and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. Johnston was considered armed and dangerous.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact the Tyler Police Department, at 903-531-1000, Crimestoppers at 903-597-CUFF (903-597-2833) or the United States Marshal Service 903-590-1370.

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