A 27-year-old Fort Worth woman wanted by nine different agencies on a total of 14 warrants pretended to be someone else, then ran from police in an attempt to avoid arrest Monday morning, according to arrest reports.
Sulphur Springs Police Officer Sean Hoffman conducted a traffic stop on a Chevrolet Malibu at 9:11 a.m. July 26 on JD Franklin Drive. The officer believed the woman driving to be one he knew had outstanding warrants. She displayed signs of nervousness and, when asked for ID, gave a different name and date of birth than the one Hoffman was familiar with, police alleged in arrest reports.
She insisted the information she gave was correct, so dispatchers obtained and sent to the officer a photo of the person she claimed to be. The photo did not look like the woman in front of him, Hoffman alleged in arrest reports.
He then asked the woman if she had any ID in her wallet. She claimed the one she had was her sister’s. He then told her the photo from the name she’d given didn’t look like her and asked to see the ID she had. She refused, Hoffman noted in arrest reports.
He asked the woman to get out for further investigation of possible criminal activity. She refused, claiming she was waiting for her brother to get there. She then rolled up the car window and fled south on JD Franklin Drive, turned onto Melba Street. She got out of the car and took off running west on Melba, then behind a house at the corner of JD Franklin Drive and Melba Street. He caught up to her in the back yard and took her into custody, Hoffman alleged in arrest reports.
The woman then admitted her name is Justice Brown. The 27-year-old Fort Worth woman was arrested at 9:49 a.m. July 26, 2021, for failure to identify and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, and as well as on 14 outstanding warrants:
- 1 Hopkins County warrant for failure to identify as a fugitive by intentionally giving false information;
- 2 Tarrant County warrants, one each for theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions and failure to ID by giving false information;
- 2 Dallas County warrants, one each for bond forfeiture on an assault on a security officer and theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions;
- 1 Arlington warrant for theft of less than $2,500 with prior convictions;
- 1 Keller Southlake warrant for theft of property with tow or more prior convictions;
- 1 Lamar County motion to revoke on an assault causing bodily injury charge;
- 2 Collin County warrants, one each for theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with prior convictions and false alarm or report;
- 2 Harris County warrants, one each for theft and evading arrest or detention; and
- 2 Sulphur Springs warrants, one each for failure to maintain financial responsibility and no driver’s license.
Justice Jashea Brown, who is also known by Laquantra Amelia William (not the name she initially told police on Monday), was booked into Hopkins County jail at 12:15 p.m. Monday. The car was impounded. She remained in Hopkins County jail Tuesday morning, July 27, 2021, on the failure to identify and evading arrest charges as well as the 14 warrants.
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