Through a joint effort of Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, Henderson Police Department, Game Wardens and Texas Department of Criminal Justice dogs, James Paul Calvert was arrested Sunday night.
RCSO received a call with Calvert’s location Sunday morning and when officers arrived he was no longer there. Dogs continued to search the house.
Not long after HPD spotted Calvert in town and began chasing him. Calvert fled towards the teams located at the first location. The teams were able to join the chase onto County Road 114 and into the woods.
During this time Calvert was being driven around by a female who was arrested when she attempted to flee into the woods with him.
He was able to go through the woods and cross U.S. Highway 79 and get to County Road 481 by vehicle. The driver of the vehicle later called and informed officers of Calvert’s location. The TDCJ dogs began looking.
Teams were able to verify Calvert was there and let the dogs loose. He fled and was caught in roughly 100 yards.
It took officers 30 minutes to talk Calvert down and arrest him.
The entire search for him Calvert was armed but there were no injuries other than officers being roughed up when taking Calvert down.
The manhunt Sunday began around lunch time and at 9:10 p.m. he was put in handcuffs and transported to the Rusk County Jail.
He is being held on a sexual assault of a child with no bond.
The RCSO gives thanks to the TDCJ dogs and handlers, they were a huge help in bringing Calvert in.