John Marlin King
Hopkins County Sheriffs Department
Apprehends and Arrests Suspect,
From Hopkins County Sheriffs Department
A thirty-nine year old white male, John Marlin King, was stopped on Tuesday afternoon, at approximately 2:30 p.m., north of Sulphur Springs on Hwy-71, by Hopkins County Sheriff Investigator, Lewis Tatum, on an outstanding warrant. During the traffic stop, King fled in his truck, and a chase throughout northern Hopkins County insued. He led local law enforcement on a pursuit that traveled down Fm-3134, to Highway-19 North, and to County Road 4578.
King was wanted for questioning in connection with several burglaries of habitations. Local Law Enforcement called the K-9 Unit from Bonham to bring in their bloodhounds and the Hopkins County Sheriffs' Posse was also called for cooperation. A Department of Public Safety officer used "spikes" to disable the suspects vehicle and the DPS Helicopter was used to keep the suspect in sight, when he fled into a wooded area, along HCR-4578.
King was arrested at 6:00 p.m. by the Hopkins County Sheriffs Department and transported to the Hopkins County Jail.
"We want to thank our fellow law enforcement officers for their cooperation in making this arrest and preventing anyone from being injured in this arrest," expressed the Hopkins County Sheriffs Office. "It was a combine effort of a number of individuals from DPS, CID, Patrol, Communications, and all of our own officers!"
"This could have been a situation where some innocent traveler or homeowner could have been injured, in the pursuit," continued the Sheriffs Department spokesman. "But, everyone did their job and we managed to apprehend the suspect, without injury!"