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Man evading police taken into custody

DPS troopers attempted to stop a 2001 Mitsubishi Galant at approximately 6:45 a.m. on Thursday on State Hwy. 87 north of Orange.

The driver of the vehicle evaded law enforcement in the vehicle and continued to travel southbound on SH 87 before additional officers spiked the vehicle’s tires. The operator of the vehicle then fled on foot and was taken into custody. The driver was identified as Shane Douglass Blessing , 21, from Lake Charles, La.

After being taken into custody, Blessing fled on foot from officers in the 6900 block of 16th Street just North of farm to Market Road 3247. Law enforcement officers with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, Orange Police Department, West Orange Police Department and DPS troopers continue to search the area for Blessing.

Blessing was taken into custody and transported to the Orange County Jail.