The Commerce Journal

Local News

December 3, 2013

Terrell escapee arrested in Commerce earlier this year

COMMERCE — A Seagoville man who escaped state custody Saturday afternoon is still on the loose after eluding authorities Tuesday morning.

Leslie Ellison, 32, was being transported from Terrell State Hospital to an area hospital on Nov. 30 after injesting batteries. He managed to escape the transport vehicle and elude capture. A vehicle authorities believe Ellison stole was spotted in Seagoville on Tuesday morning, and, after being pursued by police, the driver of the vehicle fled on foot near the Shady Creek Mobile Home in Dallas.

Ellison, who has been arrested multiple times, had been arrested earlier this year in Commerce.

On May 13, 2013 the Commerce Police Department received a call from a Forney-based car dealership, alerting them that one of their vehicles had been stolen. A GPS trace on the car led CPD to the 700 block of Park Street, where Ellison was arrested and charged with theft of over $1,500 and under $20,000 and possession of a controlled substance Penalty Group 1 under one gram. At the time, Ellison also had an escape alert from the Terrell State Hospital, a robbery warrant and three burglary of a motor vehicle warrants out of Collin County, as well as an assault on a public servant warrant out of Freestone County.

Commerce Police urge residents to call 911 if he is seen.

Text Only
Local News
Featured Ads


How many games do you think the Lions will win in 2014?

7-9 wins
4-6 wins
1-3 wins
     View Results
Must Read
AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide