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Wood Co. authorities apprehend wanted theft suspect

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Rusty Pruitt. Photo Source: Wood County Jail. Rusty Pruitt. Photo Source: Wood County Jail.
WOOD COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

Wood County deputies have arrested a man accused of property theft and evading arrest.

According to Wood County Sheriff's Department, deputies attempted to serve a warrant on a suspect for possession of stolen property on County Road 3490 in the Hawkins area earlier this month.

When deputies arrived on the scene the suspect, 51-year-old Rusty Lynn Pruitt took off in a vehicle and a pursuit ensued to an oil lease road, where Pruitt jumped out of the vehicle and fled on foot.

A warrant for evading arrest with a vehicle was issued for Pruitt, who is very well known in the Hawkins area.

Pruitt was arrested late Sunday night. He is currently being held in the Wood County Jail on a $15,000 bond.

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