A Cumby Police officer arrested a 41-year-old Gonzales, Louisiana man caught driving stolen car on Interstate 30 in Cumby on Halloween.
Officer Armondo Gonzalez reported stopping a black Chrysler 300 at 3:27 p.m. Oct. 31 for speeding. The car was traveling 97 miles per hour in a 75 mph speed zone as it approached exit 110.
Records checks showed the driver, identified as Jason Franice Dumas of Louisiana, to be wanted in Dallas on a possession of a controlled substance charge and the car to have been reported to Houston authorities as stolen. Consequently, Dumas was arrested at 4 p.m. Oct. 31 for unauthorized use of a vehicle and the Dallas County warrant.
Dumas was released from custody on Sunday, Nov. 1, on a $5,000 bond on the stolen car charge and a $5,000 bond on the controlled substance charge.
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.