Suspect in custody following manhunt Friday morning

Suspect in custody following manhunt Friday morning
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Source: KFDA
Nicholas Figueroa, 31 / Source: Randall County Sheriff's Office
Nicholas Figueroa, 31 / Source: Randall County Sheriff's Office

AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) - Authorities say the subject of a manhunt in southeast Amarillo Friday morning is now in custody.

The Randall County Sheriff's Office said it received a report around 9 a.m. stating Nicholas Figueroa, 31, was trying to break into a residence in the 5400 block of Tradewind Rd. Authorities believed Figueroa, who has several warrants and is a registered sex offender, could have been armed and dangerous.

Officials say Figueroa fled the scene as deputies arrived, prompting a shutdown of the area and a widespread search.

He was later arrested without incident near 27th and Houston Street. Figueroa was unarmed at the time of his arrest, according to officials.

Figueroa was charged with evading arrest, terroristic threats, felony parole warrant for sexual assault, felony probation violation warrant warrant, and two city warrants.

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