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SSPD: Sulphur Springs Man Arrested For Running From SCU Investigators

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A 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man arrested for running from police Monday morning, claimed he runs from police every time they contact him, officers alleged in arrest reports.

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Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol cars

Sulphur Springs Police Department Special Crimes Unit officers reported attempting to detain the man for pulling on the front doors and entering back yards at multiple residences in the 600 block of Texas Street around 8:50 a.m. April 6. When Lt. Mark Estes got out of his patrol vehicle and identifying himself as a police officer, the man allegedly began to evade him, according to arrest reports.

The man reportedly entered his residence. SCU Lt. Estes and Sgt. Joe Scott located the man hiding in a bedroom and took him into custody. The 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man allegedly admitted he and at least one other person were looking to steal cigarettes. He then admitted that he runs from police every time they make contact with him, the SCU officers alleged in arrest reports.

Consequently, the 29-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested on the Class A misdemeanor charge of evading arrest or detention. However, Hopkins County jail records show April 6 to be the only time the man has been booked into the county jail.


The incident was one of three times local officers were involved in attempting to locate someone who fled from officers, according to arrest reports.

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Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office Patrol vehicle

A man allegedly ran from Sulphur Springs Police around 12:50 a.m. on Calvert Street. A sheriff’s deputy brought a canine to assist police in their efforts to locate the fleeing man, according to police and sheriff’s reports.

Hopkins County sheriff’s patrol officers and investigators also were called on at 12:21 p.m. April 6 to assist Commerce Police with a vehicle pursuit that entered Hopkins County on State Highway 11 west. At 1:08 p.m., they reported the were unsuccessful in locating the fleeing suspect, according to sheriff’s reports.


KSSTRadio.com 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.

If you have an emergency dial 9-1-1.

The Sulphur Springs Police Department continues to serve its citizens with pride in its overall mission and will strive to provide the best possible police force in the 21st century.


The Hopkins County Sheriff‘s Office is located at 298 Rosemont St., Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 438-4040.

If you have an emergency, dial 9-1-1.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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