Trinity County Sheriff’s office capture man wanted for sex offense of a child, considered armed and dangerous

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UPDATE (4:23 P.M.) – The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office captured Caldwell on Thursday afternoon around 4:23 p.m.


TRINITY COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – The Trinity County Sheriff’s office are searching for a man that is wanted for sex offense of a child and is considered armed and dangerous.

The suspect, known as Elliott Jeffery Caldwell Jr., 35, of Harris County, was driving in Houston County where a DPS trooper attempted to stop him. Caldwell would not stop which then began a chase. The trooper chased him into Houston County where they were able to spike Caldwell’s vehicle near Sandy Creek on Hwy 94.

Caldwell drove until his car wouldn’t drive and ran away from the vehicle.

When he ran away from the vehicle he lost several items of clothing, including his cell phone. The Trinity Sheriff’s Department were able to get a hold of his ex-wife and were able to confirm that Caldwell was who they were searching for. She said to go ahead and get him, according to Sheriff Woody Wallace.

Aside from TDC dogs, Sheriff Wallace said other local law enforcement agencies are helping assist with the search.

“The dogs have possibly found a cold trail,” Sheriff Wallace said.

“We searched in deer camps. The dogs have possibly found a cold trail.

Sheriff Wallace shared that if people in the Glendale area come across the TDC dogs to not run from them, because they will chase. He recommended to stay indoors and to secure any weapons

Caldwell ran from the vehicle and was last seen crossing Friday Road near pipeline headed towards Trinity.

“There is a large police presence on State Hwy 94 all the way towards FM 1280 up the pipeline towards Trinity at this time,” Sheriff Woody Wallace said in a Facebook video.

Caldwell is described as a black male with brown eyes and black hair. He is around 6’2″ and weighs about 200 pounds. For more information about him, click here.

He was wearing a dark colored shirt. He is either headed towards Trinity or Groveton, according to Sheriff Wallace.

“Keep your kids inside if you are in this area don’t let them be running around playing,” Sheriff Wallace said.

If anyone sees Caldwell, they should contact TCSO immediately at (936) 642-1424.

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