From Sulphur Springs Police Chief Jason Ricketson
On Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 9:49 am, a Sulphur Springs Police Officer attempted to make a traffic stop on a vehicle on eastbound Interstate 30 near the 125-mile marker, but the female driver refused to yield. As a result, they continued through Franklin into Titus County. In Titus, a DPS Trooper used a pit maneuver and disabled the vehicle at the 164-mile marker. Officers ordered the female driver out, but she displayed a handgun and refused. Officers continued to negotiate, and she later exited, and they took her into custody without incident.
The female driver was Joanne Haynes from Cleveland, Ohio. They arraigned Haynes and transported her back to the Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, where they booked her for Evading Arrest with a Vehicle and Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon.
The Sulphur Springs Police Department would like to thank Texas DPS, Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Saltillo ISD, Mt. Vernon, and Mt. Pleasant Police Departments for their assistance.