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Taylor County fugitive caught at Abilene motel

By Scott Martin, KTXS Photographer, smartin@ktxs.com
Doug Myers, Digital Media Manager, dmyers@ktxs.com
Nick Bradshaw, KTXS Photographer, nbradshaw@ktxs.com
Published On: Feb 20 2014 04:58:29 PM CST
Updated On: Feb 21 2014 07:36:44 AM CST
ABILENE, Texas -

Taylor County fugitive Kenneth William Shults – after being on the run for five days – has been caught.

Taylor County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shults, 29, at the Alamo Motel in the 2900 block of South 1st Street.

He was taken into custody just after 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

According to the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office, Shults was considered to be armed, dangerous and possibly suicidal.

Shults, a convicted felon, was wanted by the Taylor County Sheriff's Department for aggravated robbery and aggravated assault of a public servant with a deadly weapon. His bonds total $150,000.

Taylor County Sheriff Ricky Bishop said Shults’ arrest “feels good.”

“He’s not out there running around anymore,” Bishop said, noting Shults is definitely “addicted to methamphetamine.”

Meanwhile, Bishop said four or five people have been taken in for questioning to see what part they may have played in Shults being able to avoid being caught.

Police had been in pursuit of Shults since Sunday. He was involved in a multi-county, high-speed car chase Tuesday night. On Wednesday, law enforcement spent much of the day chasing him.

The last chase ended with Shults wrecking and running away from authorities. The five-day manhunt caused concerns and worry among residents living in Taylor, Shackelford and Callahan counties.

Bishop said Shults was always “just one step ahead of us.”

“Now we’re one step ahead of him,” Bishop said.