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HOUSTON Harris County deputies were searching Wednesday for a man who escaped after a brief pursuit, with a woman and a toddler in tow, in northwest Harris County.

The incident started around 1:30 p.m. after a routine traffic stop in northwest Harris County.

Deputies said the man sped away after they noticed a burnt marijuana joint inside the vehicle.

Inside the car was a couple, believed to be in their 20s, along with a toddler girl.

Investigators said both had outstanding warrants.

The man bailed out the vehicle in the parking lot of the Champions Woods Apartments, located in the 6800 block of Champions Plaza Drive.

The woman was taken into custody and the toddler was placed with a family member.

Investigators said the man hasn t been found, but his Texas ID card was left inside the vehicle.

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