A manhunt that lasted about 24 hours came to a conclusion when dogs located the suspect in Van Alstyne Sunday morning.
At about 8:18 a.m. Saturday, Anna Police pulled over a vehicle for speeding on northbound U.S. Highway 75. Anna Police Investigator Rush Smith said the driver, later identified as 33-year-old Travis Michael Worth, initially stopped for police, and officers made contact. As Worth did not have identification on him, police attempted to identify the man.
“Some time into the traffic stop when they were trying to identify him, he took off,” Smith said.
The vehicle fled north into Grayson County and Van Alstyne. Smith said the pursuit lasted only 10 to 15 minutes as Worth’s vehicle wrecked on John Marr Road. Worth then fled on foot, which began the manhunt.
Van Alstyne Police posted on social media Saturday morning about the Anna Police pursuit and identified Worth, describing him as dangerous. The post stated his last known location was near John Marr Road and Cold Springs Road, just outside Van Alstyne.
Through the rest of the day, police searched for Worth, and Van Alstyne Police posted about possible sightings in the area. After the sightings, police advised residents to secure doors and windows and to be aware of surroundings when out. Smith noted that the Collin County Sheriff’s Office, the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Department of Public Safety and Van Alstyne Police assisted in the search.
As Saturday ended, the search began again at 6 a.m. Sunday. Texas Department of Corrections track dogs from Bonham were brought in and eventually located Worth near the intersection of State Highway 5 and FM 3133.
“He gave up without incident,” Smith said.
After Worth’s capture, Van Alstyne Police thanked the assisting agencies on social media, which also included the U.S. Marshals, Howe Police Department and the Sherman Police K-9 unit.
Worth was booked into the Collin County Jail for a parole violation, and Smith said Worth will be facing additional charges with the possibility of a federal charge.