A 41-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed for evading arrest or detention Saturday night on Fuller Street, according to police reports.
After responding to more than once to disturbances in which the man was alleged to have been involved, then left, a Sulphur Springs Police officer spotted the suspect shortley after 10 p.m. Feb. 27 walking toward the area of the prior disturbances. Upon contact, alcohol was smelled on his breath. He reportedly admitted to consuming alcoholic beverages. He failed horizontal gaze nystagmus tests, and was arrested for public intoxication.
However, when the officer attempted to take Christopher James Timmons he pulled away from the officer and ran west on Fuller Street, where he was apprehended, Sgt. Matt Glenn alleged in arrest reports. Timmons was transported to jail, where Glenn reported Timmons refused to answer book-in questions. The officer noted the man had previously been convicted of evading arrest or detention, which enhanced the offense to a felony.
Timmons spent the night in jail and was released Sunday on a $5,000 bond on the felony evading arrest or detention charge, according to jail reports.
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