Fleeing Suspect Tracked Down In National Forest

The Houston County Sheriff's Office (HCSO) received a 911 call regarding a disturbance taking place on CR 4700 early Sunday morning, at approximately 4:30 a.m.

Lee MugUpon arrival at the residence, responding deputies first spoke with the suspect, identified as Patrick Seth Lee, 30, of Trinity County, HCSO officials reported.

However, according to the HCSO, when deputies made contact with the victim and saw signs of a physical assault, the suspect allegedly fled the residence on foot, going into the wood.

The HCSO learned that Lee had an outstanding warrant from Angelina County for alleged aggravated assault of a family member.

The deputies began searching for Lee, and the HCSO asked for assistance from the Texas Department of Corrections Eastham Unit tracking dogs. The Texas Department of Public Safety, Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens and the U.S. Forest Service also assisted in the search which continued until 5 p.m., when the suspect was located in the National Forest near Ratcliff Lake.

Lee was brought to the Houston County Sheriff's Office and booked in on the warrant out of Angelina County.
Additional charges brought against Lee from Houston County are Failure to Identify, Class A Misdemeanor; Continuous Assault Family Violence, Third Degree Felony; Theft, Class B Misdemeanor; Evading Arrest/Detention, Class A Misdemeanor; and Interfering With Request For Assistance, Class A Misdemeanor.