Fugitive wanted for multiple crimes in Bell County apprehended

Wanted Bell Co. fugitive caught after chase

BELL COUNTY - The Bell County's Sheriff's Department put out an alert Thursday about a man wanted for multiple felonies.

Gregory Cargile, 38, was arrested Thursday evening following a lengthy vehicle pursuit with Bell County Sheriff Department deputies, according to Maj. T.J. Cruz from the Bell County Sheriff Department. Texas DPS assisted in the pursuit. 

Cruz said Cargile was driving a black Dodge pick-up during the pursuit, which was reported stolen out of Waco.

The pursuit initiated on FM 439, west of Belton, and ended near FM 3117 and E U.S. 190, east of Temple. The chase reportedly reached speeds of 75 to 80 miles per hour. 

DPS troopers and Bell County deputies apprehended Cargile after he fled from the stolen vehicle on foot, Cruz said. 

Cargile is now in custody at the Bell County Jail facing the following charges: burglary of building, unauthorized use of vehicle, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle. He was wanted in connection of the following cases: 


  • Five storage unit burglaries on Bus. 190 in Heidenheimer, Texas on July 7
  • Five more storage unit burglaries on Bus. 190 in Heidenheimer, Texas on July 11
  • Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle on Dog Ridge Road in Belton, Texas on July 14
  • Suspected of committing additional storage unit burglaries throughout Bell County

Cargile's bond is set at $115,000. 

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