Texarkana Texas Police Department Deploys “JPX Pepper Gun”Scott Brent
TEXARKANA, TEXAS – Texarkana, Arkansas Officers were dispatched to 4300 N. Stateline Ave (Motel 6) in reference to a disturbance. Shortly after arrival TAPD officers announced over the radio suspects were fleeing the scene in a Silver Suburban and had attempted to run over an officer.
Texarkana, Texas Police Officers traveled to the area to assist TAPD and located the vehicle fleeing west on Texas Blvd. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle but it continued traveling west. The vehicle attempted to turn north on Olive St. but lost control and struck a vehicle waiting at the intersection. The driver, identified as Deldrick Bailey, and passenger, identified as Antonio Franklin, exited the vehicle and fled on foot. Officers with both agencies pursued the suspects on foot and quickly apprehended Bailey behind a business north of Texas Blvd.
Officers lost sight of Franklin after he entered the Town North Apartment Complex. Officers were able to review video surveillance footage and determined which apartment Franklin ran into. Officers received permission to search the apartment and located Franklin hiding inside. Franklin refused to follow officers orders initially and was administered a JPX less lethal OC round. Franklin was taken into custody without further incident.
Bailey was charged with evading arrest or detention in a vehicle. Franklin was charged with evading arrest or detention on foot and resisting arrest. Both suspects had a hold placed on them for assault charges stemming from the Arkansas incident.