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BREAKING: Man Assaults Deputy, Escapes Custody, Armed And Dangerous -- Schools On Lockdown


POSTED: Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 2:09pm

UPDATED: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 11:33am

UPDATE-- The 19-year-old fugitive was reportedly shot by law enforcement earlier Thursday near Doniphan and Roosevelt in Canutillo. 

Reports also said that he was taken to an area hospital. 

Check back for additional information. 

VINTON, Texas -- El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies and several other law enforcement agencies are looking for a man who escaped their custody and is armed with guns, a bullet proof vest and a sheriff's radio.

Deputies went to execute a warrant for Fernando Lavenant on the 400 block of Rancho Estancias Drive in Vinton Thursday morning.

Deputies said Lavenant was placed in an unmarked unit then assaulted a detective and left in the unit.

Sheriff's deputies said he is armed and dangerous.

The Anthony Independent School District is on lock down and Canutillo High School is also on lockdown.

Deputies said if you see him, do not approach him, call 911.

Lavenant was last seen wearing a white shirt, grey pants and is in possession of weapons.

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BOZOS, Sleep safety tonight your BOZOs Sheriff's Department is awake. This is the type of law enforcement you get with Richard Wiles and Bill Ellis. You get what you voted for EL PASO.

Duh, which way did he go??

Time for a S.W.A.T unit to do its thing.

Why would only one deputiy attempt to arrest this man if he was considered to be dangerous? I am a very concerned parent who feels helpless and angry while my kids' school is on lockdown!

Northwest Early College is on lock down too

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