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GALVESTON, Texas (AP) -- A Southeast Texas man is in custody after trying to elude police by swimming through a bayou.

The Galveston County Daily News reports that officers tried to stop Shane Thomas Kerr at a Galveston apartment complex Thursday night. The 26-year-old Kerr allegedly got out of his car and jumped into nearby Greens Bayou. Police say he tried climbing a nearby hill and then re-entered the bayou before running in another direction.

Police eventually were able to talk Kerr into surrendering.

He s charged with evading arrest and was being held Saturday on a warrant related to a separate marijuana possession charge.

Jail officials Saturday did not have an attorney listed for Kerr.

Information from: The Galveston County Daily News

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