Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office continue search for driver who fled on foot after short chase Tuesday night.
At about 11 p.m. on Tuesday, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office was made aware of a vehicle traveling along I-30 that was displaying a license plate that came back to a Kia Soul on a white Challenger.
Deputies located the vehicle as it took the exit at the 127mm. Deputies made a traffic stop on Jefferson St near Weaver Dr. The vehicle then took off for a short distance and ended up on Ramsey, between College and Putman.
Both occupants fled on foot. The passenger was quickly taken into custody and identified as Eddie Ringo BM 12/17/1997. The sherif’s office later identified the driver as Markevus Taggart BM 08/10/2002. Both are from the Pinebluff, Arkansas, area.
The car was stolen along with 20 other cars from a dealership in Ennis. The entering agency will continue the investigation into the stolen vehicles.
Taggart was still at large in a red hoodie, green shorts and possibly just 1 sock. Warrants will be issued for the offenses that occurred in our area in relation to the fleeing and use of the stolen vehicle.
“Based on the information we have, we believe the suspect is no longer in the area,” said Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office. “Sulphur Springs ISD, was made aware of the incident and went on a brief secure as a precaution.”