Fugitive from Southeast Texas captured in Oregon

A Houston County man faces several charges for the promotion of child pornography after he was apprehended in Oregon and returned to Anderson County by Special Agents with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Criminal Investigations Division.

DPS Special Agents began an investigation into Jacob Boots Reed Luce, 29, after receiving information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children that he may have been engaged in the promotion of child pornography.

After investigators developed a detailed case, three warrants for Luce’s arrest were issued for the felony offenses. Before they could be served, Luce allegedly fled to John Day, Oregon, to avoid prosecution.

On September 29 of this year, he was arrested by Oregon law enforcement authorities in the area. On December 18, Jacob Boots Reed Luce, with assistance from the DPS Aircraft Operations Division, was returned to Anderson County for prosecution.

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