A 41-year-old Fort Worth man who claimed to be hitchhiking to Shreveport was arrested Saturday evening, after it was found out he was violating a court order by even communicating with the woman he was traveling with, according to arrest reports.
A sheriff’s deputy reported finding the man seated under the League Street overpass seated beside a woman he identified as his wife at 6:13 p.m. June 8. Both claimed to be hitchhiking to Shreveport. The officer asked them to search their belongings as is standard procedures so he could give them a courtesy ride at least a short distance. The pair reportedly refused and began walking eastward along I-30, according to arrest reports.
The deputy reported receiving a late response to a records check, showing a protective order on file in California, naming the man, and requiring him to stay away from and not communication with his female companion. Officials in Oakland, California confirmed the protective order, so the officer contacted the man and took him into custody at 6:57 p.m. June 8 in the 400 block of West Shannon Road for violating a protective order issued by the Superior Court of Oakland, California, the deputy alleged in arrest reports.
The woman who as with him reportedly refused any assistance from deputies, opting to continue walking eastward, according to arrest reports. The 41-year-old Fort Worth man remained in the county jail Monday afternoon, June 10. His bond was set at $2,500 on the charge, according to jail reports.