Hopkins County – July 9, 2020 – A 23-year-old Dallas man was served with warrants alleging additional offenses related to a June 29 vehicle pursuit, according to arrest reports.
Holiness was alleged to have been driving a stolen BMW on Interstate 30 east near Cumby,TX on July 29. When officers attempted to stop him near mile marker 110 the BMW did not immediately pull to the improved shoulder. When a deputy initiated his vehicle’s siren, the vehicle was driven at an increased speed and began making evasive maneuvers in what officers believed was an attempt to evade law enforcement, according to arrest reports.
He was accused of nearly striking a deputy in his effort to avoid striking spike sticks near the 117 mile marker. Holiness ended up on the south service road and took Business Highway 67 east, according to deputies.
The vehicle was reportedly recovered in the 1200 block of Kendal Lane after citizens contacted dispatchers about it. Holiness allegedly exited the car on foot and was identified by witnesses as the driver of the stolen vehicle. The 23-year-old Dallas man’s cell phone was also allegedly still connected to the stolen vehicle’s bluetooth radio system, further linking him to the vehicle.
Holiness was transported to Hopkins County jail, where he was booked for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, according deputies wrote in June 29 arrest reports.
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.