Suspect drowns after trying to elude deputies in Carpenter Bayou

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on June 23, 2014 at 10:57 PM

Updated Monday, Jun 23 at 10:57 PM

HOUSTON – Harris County deputies on a traffic stop ended up calling in the dive team after the driver jumped into Carpenter Bayou.

The man was being questioned in front of the Shady Glen Motel when he took off running. Even after deputies got close enough to taser him, the man jumped into the bayou.

He didn’t survive. Divers recovered his body two hours later.

Investigators have not released his name, but say he had a history of drug arrests.

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