HOUSTON A 19-year-old fugitive was caught Monday during a traffic stop in northwest Harris County, the Gulf Coast Violent Offender Task Force said.

Sjondarien Terrell Bland, 19, was in handcuffs last Wednesday when he escaped from the back of an investigator s vehicle near Imperial Valley. Bland opened the vehicle s door and ran as the investigator was walking to the back of the vehicle.

Bland had been wanted for three felonies, auto theft, evading arrest and another theft, according to court documents. He was also apparently a witness to a homicide.

The Gulf Coast Task Force said Bland was found thanks to a Crime Stoppers tip.

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