Man arrested in Trinity County following manhunt

Scott Colley was arrested Friday night by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.
Published: Jul. 30, 2021 at 7:37 PM CDT
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GROVETON, Texas (KBTX) - The Trinity County Sheriff’s Office arrested a sex offender Friday night who had been on the run since Thursday.

In a Facebook Live post, Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace said Scott Hunter Colley was arrested in Trinity.

Colley was wanted for aggravated kidnapping, aggravated sexual assault, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. The sheriff says Colley was previously serving a life sentence for similar crimes before he was released on parole in 2019.

HOT PURSUIT in the man hunt.

Posted by Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace on Friday, July 30, 2021

Wallace says around 3 a.m. Thursday, the sheriff’s office received a call from a resident who had issues recovering some property from Colley. Deputies made contact with Colley, where it was discovered that he was a registered sex offender. Authorities attempted to perform a compliance check when Colley took off, eluding deputies.

After a brief chase, deputies returned to the home where an 18-year-old woman said she was sexually assaulted.

“We do have multiple felony charges coming; one being kidnapping, the other one being aggravated sexual assault. Both of which are felonies,” said Wallace. He’s being charged with felony and possession of a firearm based on the statement from the female that says he was armed with a sawed-off shotgun.”

July 30th, 2021 3PM update on man hunt.

Posted by Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace on Friday, July 30, 2021

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