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Man-hunt brought to a close
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GROVETON — On Tuesday, Dec. 3, Trinity County authorities set out on a man hunt for Michael Delane Boddie, 38, who had several warrants out of Angelina County for theft. Authorities had been watching Boddie for a while and eventually tracked him to a residence in the Friday community, off of Zion Hill Road. Angelina County deputies went to the residence many times to arrest Boddie and he subsequently was not there. Finally, after tireless attempts authorities caught Boddie at the residence. According to officials Boddie had set up a security camera facing the driveway and when authorities arrived Boddie dashed out the back door and into the woods. Officers set out on horse back and called in for the tracking dogs. They tracked Boddie to a deer lease off of Martin-Thompson Road. The lease had a barn on it that apparently held a 4-wheeler. When the owners of the lease were contacted they confirmed that a 4-wheeler, some coveralls and other miscellaneous things had been stolen. Initially, officers were looking for a man with shorts and no shoes, with this new evidence brought to light they were now looking for a man with coveralls riding a 4-wheeler. When the story hit the news the calls came in from residents having spotted Boddie. He was spotted in Pennyington off Roser Lane and then eventually in Wells. Once Broddie was no longer in Trinity County, Trinity County Sheriff's Office (TCSO) called off the man-hunt and let Cherokee and Angelina Counties take over. After searching the premises that Boddie was residing at TCSO found two other 4-wheelers that had been reported stolen a while back. TCSO along with the Texas Rangers, Texas Department of Corrections, Angelina and Cherokee counties all worked together to bring Boddie in. Sheriff Woody Wallace said Boddie was arrested in Cherokee County, off of US 69 south of Wells.


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