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HOUSTON Deputies apprehended an escapee Friday after an extensive search.

Chad Jerome Strong had been on the run since late Thursday, when he managed to escape police custody while being escorted in handcuffs for booking, deputies said.

Members of the Harris County Sheriff s Department found Strong hiding out at the home of a girlfriend on Hillcroft Street, investigators said.

Strong was wanted by Harris County Constable Precinct 7 with an original charge of unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle; however, other charges are pending.

Investigators said Strong is a known gang member with ties to the MBR 7th Ward, in New Orleans.

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