A 22-year-old Arlington murder suspect was held in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning, Aug. 4, according to arrest reports.
Keshawn Sims reportedly turned himself in Monday, Aug. 3, on the Arlington murder and aggravated assault warrants, issued in connection with the July 27 death of a 17-year-old in Arlington, according to police and sheriff’s reports.
Arlington Police Department, in partnership with the U.S. Marshals North Texas Fugitive Task Force, around 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, identified Sims as a suspect in the July 27 homicide investigation. APD released Sims’ photo and asked for the public’s help in locating the Arlington man wanted in connection with the death of 17-year-old Knoah Harlan.
On Monday, July 27, 2020, Arlington Police Department reported finding a teen seriously injured in the 2100 block of Highbank Drive. He had reportedly been “struck by a suspect vehicle that fled the scene.” The teen later identified as Harlan, was reportedly transported to a local hospital, where he was later pronounced deceased, according to APD news reports.
Arlington police, in a new release, stated that detectives believed several people in two cars agreed to meet near Bowie High School to engage in a physical fight.
“The first car that arrived contained approximately five subjects. The second vehicle arrived and began to drive recklessly on the roadway in front of the school. At one point, the suspect vehicle started accelerating towards the vehicle with the five occupants. Investigators believe as the occupants were trying to exit the car and flee to safety believing the car they were seated in might be struck, the suspect car swerved and struck the victim on the roadway. The suspect vehicle, a passenger car sedan, fled the scene,” the police release stated.
Keshawn Sims turned himself in at the lobby of Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office at 7 p.m. Aug. 3. He was escorted into Hopkins County jail by Hopkins County Sheriff’s Deputy Dustin Fisher and booked on the murder and aggravated assault warrants, according to arrest reports.
Sims remained in custody in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning, Aug. 4. His bonds totaled $1 million — $500,000 per charge, according to jail 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.