Police collar fugitive, accomplice

POLK COUNTY -- Shane Andrew Hoyt was arrested on Friday, Sept. 15 after he and an accomplice fled from Polk County Sheriff's deputies.

POLK COUNTY -- Shane Andrew Hoyt was arrested on Friday, Sept. 15 after he and an accomplice fled from Polk County Sheriff's deputies.

Hoyt, 40, was wanted on an outstanding warrant connected to a drug case that is still being investigated. Deputies approached Hoyt Everett Redding, 51, of Dallas after a concerned citizen phoned in a tip.

At 10:30 a.m. a resident of Reuben Boise Road phoned the county sheriff's office and said that a man carrying a gun had passed through the neighborhood.

The informant reported that the suspect got into a green van and headed south, toward Ellendale.

"Polk County Deputies with the assistance of Dallas P.D. set up (a roadblock) at the intersection of West Ellendale and Reuben Boise Road," said Dean Bender of the sheriff's office. "However, when the van entered the intersection it turned right on West Ellendale, sped up and began to flee the area."

Deputies and Dallas police followed the van, which finally slowed where Robb Mill Road and Ellendale meet. Hoyt jumped from the still-moving vehicle and attempted to flee on foot. Deputies caught him and took him into custody along with Redding, who was driving the van.

Hoyt is facing charges on unlawful possession of a controlled substance; unlawful distribution of a controlled substance; conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance; unlawful possession and delivery of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school; being a felon in possession of a weapon, and carrying a concealed weapon. He was booked into the Polk County Jail on $250,000 bail.

Redding, is facing charges for attempting to elude police, tampering with evidence and hindering prosecution. His bail is $20,000.

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