Multi-Agency Search Ends in Apprehension of Suspect in Cochran County

cochran-county-sheriff-genericFollowing an extensive search on air and by foot a suspect was arrested in Cochran County and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Cochran County Sheriff Jorge DeLaCruz said Isaiah Morin, 34 was accused of hitting a woman with a vehicle.  Reports indicate it started Monday morning around 8:00 am when Cochran County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in Morton following the incident.  Officers said Morin fled the scene prior to officers arrival.  Morin was spotted by deputies driving in the area and they tried to initiate a traffic stop, Morin then fled on foot.  Sheriff DeLaCruz said that officers secured a perimeter and called for assistance.  Whiteface CISD police, Cochran County Constable, Hockley County Sheriff’s Office, and Texas Department of Public Safety all assisted in the search.  A Texas DPS Helicopter also provided air support.

Approximately an hour into the search Morin was found hiding in a tree.  He was arrested and remains in custody of the Cochran County Jail charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Evading Arrest and Failure to Stop and Render Aid.


About Drew Dunn

News Director for KLVT AM 1230 in Levelland. We provide local and regional news updates 5 times a day on KLVT AM 1230 and online at
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