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August 1, 2013

S’town man who eluded authorities apprehended

By CHRISTIN COYNE

A man who authorities say eluded deputies during a pursuit last month was booked into the Parker County Jail Tuesday on a burglary warrant.

Jeremy Paul Schlaepfer, 36, of Springtown, was being held Wednesday without bond on prior charges, as well.

According to information provided by the Parker County Sheriff’s Office, deputies believe Schlaepfer left a vehicle driven by the woman he was living with during a pursuit on July 17 and eluded officers.

A day after Azle police say Schlaepfer eluded their officers, the U.S. Marshal Service North Texas Fugitive Taskforce, which received a warrant for Schlaepfer and information about where he might be located, began surveilling a residence in the 100 block of Sunny Brook Drive.

Cpl. Tim Oglesby wrote that he observed 24-year-old Brandi Marie White leave the house, open the gate to the residence and get into her car before Schlaepfer ran out the front door and jump into the car.

The car began accelerating at a high rate of speed southbound on New Highland Road and again after turning onto Highland Road, according to Oglesby.

The car traveled at speeds in excess of 60 mph in a 35 mph zone, according to deputies.

Another deputy reportedly lost sight of the vehicle at it was traveling down Highland Road but caught up to the vehicle near Florence Court, where the vehicle was traveling slowly.

When deputies stopped the car on Morrow Road, White reportedly told deputies that Schlaepfer noticed one of the surveillance vehicles watching the residence and told her they had to leave because the police were there. 

She reportedly admitted to letting Schlaepfer out of the vehicle, where he ran into the woods, according to the sheriff’s office. 

She said he had a large quantity of methamphetamine and digital scales when he got out of the car, the probable cause affidavit states.

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