White Settlement Police are searching for a man who escaped in a police car after being arrested for burglary.
Police have identified the man as Darren Porter, 41. They initially
arrested him at the scene of the burglary, handcuffed him, and placed
him in the back of the police car.
“He was able to roll down the back window,” said Lieutenant J.P.
Bevering. “He’s a very skinny individual and was able to slide out the
Bevering says Porter then jumped in the front seat and took off.
The car was later found abandoned in west Fort Worth, but the suspect is still missing.
“The left front tire is blown out. It looks like he probably hit a curb and just blew the tire out,” said Bevering.
911 callers reported seeing the car driving erratically on the road.
Police are confident that they will capture Porter, who is now facing
additional charges of felony theft and escape in addition to the
original burglary charges.