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Three men taken into custody following chase, two vehicles recovered
ORANGE - Three suspects are in custody following a police chase in connection to two Chevrolet Camaros that were reported stolen, the Orange Police Department stated.
John Malbrough, a 20-year old man from Lafayette, Louisiana, 20-year-old Daron Davis of Lafayette, Louisiana, and 20-year-old Cleon Green of Broussard, Louisiana, were taken into custody Tuesday, according to police.
Officers from the Orange Police Department stopped two Chevrolet Camaros around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, according to police.
The vehicles had been reported stolen from a dealership in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Three suspects ran from the officers and one was immediately captured, while the other two fled into a nearby swamp, according to police.
Officers continued pursuing the two suspects into the swamp and after four hours took the suspects into custody, according to police.
A coordinated investigation with the Lafayette, Louisiana police department is underway.
The Orange PD was assisted by Steve Taylor, who provided use of his helicopter and Doug Manning, a pilot and assistant attorney with the Orange County District Attorney's Office was also on board the helicopter.
Tracking dogs and horses were provided by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice-Stiles Unit and the Lake Charles Police Department also provided tracking dogs.
Stan Floyd, of American Air Boats, provided an air boat and a captain to man it.
Sheriff Keith Merritt captained a second air boat from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The Orange County District Attorney's Office, the Pinehurst Police Department, the Orange County Sheriff's Department, and the West Orange Police Department provided law enforcement officers that aided in taking the suspects into custody.