Authorities Searching for Theft Suspects

05-18-06 - Fannin and Lamar County authorities had their hands full Thursday afternoon searching for three suspects who led deputies on a high-speed chase.

It began when a deputy spotted the suspects stealing large electric wire around the Brookston area of Lamar County. The suspects took off when they spotted the deputy and crossed into Fannin County where they abandoned their vehicle around CR 35-45 and took off on foot into a wooded area.

Search dogs and helicopters have been searching the area since 3 p.m. and are continuing to searching for them.