February 9, 2017 – In the pickup pulling a trailer with John Samuel Maxwell, 35 of Paris, was Tara Diann Slough, 40 of Mt Vernon, and a juvenile. As the Hopkins County Deputy stopped the vehicle, Maxwell exited and began working with the trailer. The Deputy made him get back in the truck, which he did for a brief time. Maxwell fled on foot and that resulted in an almost 24-hour hunt for him (see previous stories here, here, here, and here).
However, Slough was also questioned by a deputy. The name she gave the deputy was not her own name. She had been involved with Maxwell in evading arrest in other instances prior to Tuesday, February 7th. She is charged with Hinder Apprehension or Prosecution Known Felon and is being held in Hopkins County Jail on a $50,000 bond. Slough and Maxwell had been married and has had an on-again, off-again relationship with him. She moved from Paris to Mt Vernon so that she could regain custody of her child. The child is now in custody of Child Protective Services.
Maxwell is in Hopkins County Jail charged with two counts of Evading Arrest Detention/ with previous conviction. The first charge related to Tuesday at Sulphur Bluff and the second to the Wednesday brief attempt in Birthright. His bond for those is $75,000 each. He is also held on criminal mischief charge and criminal trespass habitation charge and a parole warrant from TDCJ.