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Suspect Captured After Delta County Manhunt

Victor Carreon



On Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at 3:00 pm, deputies with the Delta County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 8500 block of North Highway 24 on a report of a motor vehicle crash where the vehicle had rolled over. Upon arrival, a witness told deputies that the driver fled into a wooded area at the crash scene. Deputies quickly set up a containment perimeter and began a search for the driver. Deputies could determine the suspect’s identity by documents and a work ID in the vehicle.

Because of the proximity to the PPF Gin and the crash location directly adjacent to their land, officials contacted and gave the employees with the gin the suspect’s description. In addition, PPF employees assisted with off-road vehicles to transport deputies to perimeter locations that were not accessible, including the search of remote areas.

Texas State Game Warden Fried and several Lamar County Law Enforcement personnel joined to assist with the containment efforts. A Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper came out to work the crash scene. They contacted the Texas Department of Corrections Tracking Unit to aid with the tracking dogs that arrived at the location. When they set out the dogs and were ready to start tracking, the suspect gave up, came out of the woods, and surrendered to deputies at the crash scene.
Deputies identified the suspect as 47-year-old Dallas resident Victor Carreon. Deputies determined that Mr. Carreon was intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Mr. Carreon was arrested and brought to the Delta County Jail, where he was booked in on Third-Degree Felony Driving While Intoxicated Third or More Offenses, as his criminal record showed that courts had convicted him of driving while intoxicated multiple times. They also charged him with Accident Duty on Striking Fixture, No Driver’s License, and Failing to Maintain a Single Lane, all Class C Misdemeanors. Deputies later served Mr. Carreon a State Jail Felony warrant for Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information. The warrant stemmed from a fake social security card that the suspect had in his possession.

Mr. Carreon is being held at the Delta County Jail on a $40,000 bond for the Third-Degree Felony of Driving While Intoxicated Third or More Offenses and a $10,000 bond for the State Jail Felony charge of Fraudulent Use or Possession of Identifying Information.

The Delta County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Texas State Game Warden Fried, The Lamar County Sheriff’s Office, all the Delta County Fire Departments that responded, the Texas State Department of Public Safety Troopers, the Texas Department of Corrections Tracking Unit, PPF employees and civilians that helped in the search efforts. We greatly appreciate your efforts to contain and apprehend the suspect.

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