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Georgetown man arrested in Miles after assaulting and evading DPS troopers

Justin Dunway Friar was located in a Miles residence and taken into custody without incident.
Credit: Texas Department of Public Safety

MILES, Texas — The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a release Justin Dunway Friar, 33, of Georgetown, was arrested Tuesday evening after being found at a home in Miles.

DPS troopers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a white Cadillac Escalade in Brady late Monday night when the driver, later identified as Friar, attempted to discharge a firearm out the driver's side window, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

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Law enforcement searched for Friar throughout the day and found him in Miles, where he was taken into custody at approximately 7:30 p.m. by DPS troopers, special agents and Texas Rangers without incident.

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Friar was wanted for aggravated assault against a public servant. Texas DPS has issued a statement Tuesday afternoon saying Friar was considered armed and dangerous and asked the public to not approach him. Crime Stopper groups in the area ran tip lines for information.