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Bicyclist Accused Of Evading Arrest Or Detention

Arrested for the second time in just over a month was a bicyclist accused of evading arrest or detention by police Saturday night, according to arrest and jail reports.

Sulphur Springs Police reported seeing a bicycle traveling on Texas Street without a headlight at 10:48 p.m. May 9. When he attempted to conduct a traffic stop, the man allegedly “accelerated the bicycle across the front yard” of a residence, then, ran inside. Police located the man inside of the residence, his address, and was taken into custody at 10:56 p.m. May 9, police alleged in arrest reports.

The 29-year-old Sulphur Springs resident was booked into Hopkins County, where he remained Monday morning, May 11, on the Class A misdemeanor charge; bond was set at $2,000, according to jail reports.

The arrest marked two months in a row that the man was jailed for evading arrest or detention. He was also booked April 6 into Hopkins County jail on an evading arrest or detention charge, according to jail records.

Special Crimes Unit officers on April 6 alleged they attempted 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.  The 29-year-old allegedly told Special Crimes Unit officers he and another person were looking for cigarettes on April 6. When asked why he ran, he allegedly claimed he runs from police every time they contact him. Hopkins County jail records show April 6 and May 9 to be the only times the man has been booked into the county jail.

Sulphur Springs Police Department patrol vehicle

Author: Faith Huffman

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