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A Mineola Man Led Police On Chase Going The Wrong Direction On I-30

A 75-year-old Mineola man led police on a vehicle pursuit while traveling the wrong direction on I-30 early Saturday morning, according to police reports. A Texarkana man was jailed Friday on a warrant.

I-30 pursuit

Sulphur Springs Police Sgt. Matt Glenn responded to a report of a pickup traveling east into oncoming traffic on the westbound side of Interstate 30 at 1:41 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022. Glenn spotted the truck being driven east in the westbound traffic lane on I-30, according to arrest reports.

Donald Ray Moss (HCSO file photo)

Sgt. Glenn caught up to the silver pickup near mile marker 131 and attempted to stop it by driving beside of the truck in the eastbound lanes with the emergency lights and air horn on his patrol vehicles active. Instead of stopping, however, the driver of the silver pickup continued traveling in the wrong direction.

The officer was able to eventually pull ahead of the truck in the opposite lane, then crossed through the median in an attempt to stop the wrong-way truck. Again, instead of stopping, the pickup driver continued into oncoming traffic. Glenn followed with his emergency lights and siren active in another attempt to get the man to stop the truck. The Mineola driver did not stop.

Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office deputies, aware of the situation, closed down I-30 west as the pursuit neared. The deputies successfully deployed stop sticks. Only after all of the truck’s tires deflated did the driver stop around mile marker 136. Deputies removed Donald Ray Moss from the pickup, the placed him into handcuffs. After being checked out by Hopkins County EMS and refusing any further treatment from them, the 75-year-old Mineola man was transported to Hopkins County jail.

Moss was booked into jail at 3:38 a.m. Saturday, July 30, 2022, on an evading arrest or detention with a vehicle charge. He was released from custody Sunday, July 31, 2022, on a $10,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.

Cleophus Ross Jr.,

Warrant Arrest

HCSO Deputy Steve Huffman traveled to Hutchins Unit of Texas Department of Criminal Justice and took custody of Cleophus Ross Jr., who was being held at 9:57 a.m. July 29, 2022, on a Hopkins County evading arrest or detention with a vehicle warrant.

Huffman transported Ross to Hopkins County jail, where the 39-year-Texarkana man was booked in on the warrant. Ross — who jail reports show is also known by the aliases Robert Jackson, Pimp, Pip , Squeak, YG, Yo, Young and YoungPimp — remained in the county jail Monday morning, Aug. 1, 2022, in lieu of the $25,000 bond set on the charge, according to jail reports. publishes Sulphur Springs Police Department reports and news. The Police Department is located at 125 Davis St., Sulphur Springs, Texas. Non-emergency calls can be made to (903) 885-7602.

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Author: KSST Contributor

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