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Man Allegedly Ran From Officers Wednesday Night

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A Sulphur Springs man allegedly ran from officers who contacted him about a parking violation, resulting in his arrest on a felony charge, according to arrest reports.

Jaquarius Oqeyth Johnson (HCSO jail photo)

Special Crimes Unit Sgt. Joe Scott and Sulphur Springs Police Officer Zach Brown reportedly contacted the 26-year-old man at 10:51 p.m. April 22 after observing the man sitting in the driver’s seat of a Nissan Altima illegally parked facing traffic on Freeman Street.

The man allegedly stepped out of the car, then ran away from officers. Officers “caught the subject and brought him to the ground with the least amount of force necessary to make the arrest,” Scott alleged in arrest reports. A small amount of marijuana was also allegedly found in the Altima.

Jaquarius Oqeyth Johnson was booked into Hopkins County jail shortly before midnight April 22 on an evading arrest or detention charge, which was enhanced to a felony due previous convictions, according to arrest reports.

Johnson remained in Hopkins County jail Thursday morning. Bond on the evading charge was set at $5,000, according to arrest reports. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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