A 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man was jailed Saturday evening after leading Cumby Police on a high speed chase along I-30 east, according to arrest reports.
Cumby Police Officer Justin Talley was alerted by dispatchers of a report received at 8:04 p.m. Sept. 17, 2022, of a white Chevrolet car traveling east on I-30 near the 109 mile marker at a high rate of speed. The vehicle was weaving in and out of traffic. Talley remained stationary after completing a traffic stop on I-30 east near mile marker 116. He reported seeing a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed along the south I-30 frontage road near exit 116. Using radar, Talley confirmed the vehicle to be traveling 109 in a 55 mile per hour speed zone, the officer alleged in arrest reports.
Talley entered the service road and, with lights and sirens active on his patrol vehicle, caught up to the speeding car near mile marker 119. The car reportedly continued at speeds in excess of 100 mph, with the officer behind him with lights and sirens going, instead of immediately stopping. The driver of the speeding car allegedly reentered I-30 using the 120 entrance ramp, then continued to mile marker 121 before pulling over on the right shoulder of I-30. Talley reported taking the 24-year-old Sulphur Springs man driving into custody at 8:17 p.m. Saturday.
The Chevrolet Malibu was impounded and Jerry Wayne Hill III was later transported to Hopkins County jail, where was booked in at 9:32 p.m. Sept. 17, 2022. He was released from the county jail the next day on a $20,000 bond on the felony charge, according to jail reports.
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The Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office is located at 298 Rosemont Sulphur Springs, TX 75482. You can reach them for non-emergency matters at (903) 438-4040.