Sulphur Springs Police are seeking assistance for a suicidal female approximately 50 years of age. When a police officer approached the auto in which the woman sat shortly before 2 p.m. Friday, the woman drove away. A pursuit began just west of Hillcrest Mobile Home Park. The female officer who had attempted to speak with the woman had noted cuts on the woman’s body where she had used a knife to harm herself.
The pursuit on State Highway 11 East between Sulphur Springs and Winnsboro never exceeded 65 mph. At the railroad tracks that cross Highway 11 near Winnsboro, Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety set spikes. The woman went as far as Pine Street on the eastern edge of Winnsboro where she finally stopped.
As of Friday at 2:50 p.m., Sulphur Springs Chief of Police Jay Sanders was seeking a psychiatric hospital that would admit the driver.