Red Oak police arrest five suspects after manhunt

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Jamal Lamont Fisher, 22, was arrested on August 17, 2016 by Red Oak police and charged with one Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1 under one gram and possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 2 over one gram but under four grams.

RED OAK — On August 17 at 7:02 a.m., the Northern Ellis Emergency Dispatch (NEED) center received a 9-1-1 call transfer from the Southwest Regional Communications Center (SWRCC). The SWRCC dispatcher advised that the caller and suspect vehicle had exited Southbound IH-35E at Ovilla Road and the caller was following her boyfriend’s stolen vehicle which is a black Dodge Charger and the caller is driving a silver 2012 Ford Fusion.

The 9-1-1 call was then transferred and the caller stated that the subjects and suspect vehicle had pulled into the Valero gas station located at 108 Norton. The caller stated that multiple subjects had exited the vehicle and were going through the trunk and changing clothes.

The caller advised that she knew the subjects had weapons because they had hit her boyfriend in the head with a gun when they stole his vehicle and there were four guys. The caller stated that the vehicle had been stolen from La Finca apartments located at 8502 Willoughby Boulevard in Dallas.

Red Oak officers arrived on scene and located the suspect vehicle at the rear of the gas station with five black males standing outside of the vehicle. One black male subject remained at the trunk while the other four black males evaded on foot as officers were arriving on scene.

Officers that remained on scene took the remaining black male subject into custody as the other Red Oak officers pursued the subjects. The four subjects ran across the south and northbound lanes of IH-35E and into a heavily wooded field.

Responding units set up a perimeter around the area with the assistance of personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak ISD Police Department, Glenn Heights Police Department and Desoto Police Department. Red Oak Police Department canine unit was deployed to the field and two of the four subjects were taken into custody at 7:43 a.m. Officers continued searching the field and were unable to locate the remaining two subjects at that time.

At approximately 10:00 a.m., a homeowner in the area called and advised that he had just observed two black male subjects cutting through his field toward IH-35E. Red Oak officers responded to the area, located the subjects and observed the remaining two subjects start to evade from them again. The subjects ran back across the north and southbound lanes of IH-35E and into a heavily wooded field again.

Responding units set up a perimeter around the area with the assistance of personnel from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak ISD Police Department, Glenn Heights Police Department and Lancaster Police Department.

Officers located the remaining two subjects and they were taken into custody at 10:22 a.m. All subjects were transported back to the Red Oak Police Department.

The first subject that was taken into custody was identified as Jamal Lamont Fisher, 22. Two firearms were recovered during the investigation. The other four subjects identified are all juveniles and charges are currently pending on them. Fisher has been charged with one Unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1 under one gram and possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 2 over one gram but under four grams.

The Dallas Police Department was contacted and will be conducting their aggravated robbery investigation of the vehicle.

The Red Oak Police Department commended all of the personnel involved during this incident from the Red Oak Police Department, Ellis County Sheriff’s Office, Red Oak ISD Police Department, Glenn Heights Police Department, Desoto Police Department and Lancaster Police Department.