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Wharton County

Wharton man escapes from police custody; remains at large
Wharton County

Wharton man escapes from police custody; remains at large

WHARTON, TEXAS, Feb. 8, 2024 - The Wharton Police Department announces that Waynard Austin, who was arrested at approximately 7:42 p.m. for seven felony warrants and possession of marijuana, has escaped custody while handcuffed. Despite an exhaustive search by law enforcement, Austin remains at large. He was last observed wearing a black hoodie, blue jeans, and white shoes. Waynard Austin (WPD) The public is urged to remain vigilant and report any sightings of Austin to 911 or submit tips anonymously at www.p3tips.com. While Austin is currently considered a fugitive, the Wharton Police Department does not believe he poses a direct threat to public safety. However, the public is strongly advised against attempting to apprehend him. The police also remind the community that harbori...