Downtown Lufkin Pursuit Leads to Capture of Suspected Burglar
Early Thursday morning (December 30), Lufkin Police arrested a man who was in possession of items stolen in a recent string of burglaries.
Micah King, 42, of Lufkin, was taken into custody following a pursuit through Downtown Lufkin. (Official Lufkin Police pursuit video is below)
Downtown Lufkin hasn't seen this much crazy action since the last East Texas Scavenger Hunt.
Crime Stoppers received numerous, anonymous tips from people who recognized King as the possible suspect.
Thursday morning around 12:45 a.m., officers with the Lufkin Police Department attempted to stop the silver Ford sedan King was driving on Pershing Avenue. King continued onto Angelina Street and circled downtown several times before being taken into custody.
His passenger Skyler Cravo, 21, of Lufkin, was also arrested after officers found her in possession of K2.
A search of the vehicle uncovered items matching those reported stolen from businesses in the Turtle Creek burglaries. Detectives are continuing their investigation into King’s involvement in the burglaries that occurred during November and December. Doctors' offices in and around the Gaslight Boulevard area were burglarized a few days before Christmas. Authorities are also working to identify the owners of the recovered property.
King remains in the Angelina County Jail on a collective $177,500 bond. He is charged with evading arrest and had six other warrants on unrelated offenses.
This incident marks King’s 24th time to be booked into the Angelina County Jail. His previous charges include multiple probation and parole violations, injury to a child, felony theft, burglary of a vehicle, along with numerous felony and misdemeanor drug charges. The attached mug shot is from an earlier arrest.