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Cherokee County Sheriff identifies teenager who fled deputies, was found hiding in culvert Tuesday

Carlos Dominguez (Source: Cherokee County Jail) Carlos Dominguez (Source: Cherokee County Jail)

A 17-year-old with multiple warrants from several counties has been booked into the Cherokee County Jail, and has been identified.

Carlos Dominguez has warrants out for his arrest in Smith, Cherokee and Rusk counties. He remains in jail custody at this time.

From the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office:

On 03-06-2018 Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office received information on a possible location of Carlos Dominguez. 

Dominguez had active warrants through Cherokee County for Failure to Appear (FTA) Theft of Property and FTA Evading Arrest with a Vehicle resulting from an incident that occurred in September 2017. 

Dominguez was also being sought out by Rusk Police Department for an outstanding warrant.  Rusk Police Department provided information in relation to Dominguez as well.

At approximately 1345 hours, Dominguez was located by a Cherokee County Detective.  While conducting surveillance on the subject, Dominguez fled in the vehicle starting in the area of Canada Street in Jacksonville, taking several city streets before driving the vehicle into the side of a building on Beaumont St. near Hwy 79.  Dominguez then fled north on foot.  Jacksonville Police Department utilized their tracking K-9 in attempts to locate the suspect. The Cherokee County Detective was in constant contact with Jacksonville Police Department during the pursuit, as well as joining the K-9 handler and K-9 in tracking Dominguez. 

A Jacksonville Police Department Officer located Dominguez hiding inside a storm drain under Wesley St. close to Hwy 79.  Dominguez was taken into custody without further incident. 

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office transported Dominguez to a local hospital to have minor injuries treated that he had sustained while evading law enforcement.  Dominguez was released and transported to the County jail.   

There was great coordination with the Jacksonville Police Department, Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and Rusk Police Department fostering good relations between the departments.

Carlos Dominguez was booked into the County jail on the following:

            Cherokee County, FTA Theft of Property – State Jail Felony - $5,000 cash bond (pre-set)

            Cherokee County, FTA Evading with a Vehicle – Felony 3 - $5,000 cash bond (pre-set)

            Smith County, Possession of Marijuana – Misdemeanor B - $20,000 (pre-set)

            Rusk Police Department – Evading Arrest with a Vehicle – Felony 3 - $20,000

            Cherokee County, Evading Arrest with a Vehicle – Felony 3 - $20,000 (occurred on


            Rusk Police Department traffic warrants


Justice of the Peace, Judge Brenda Dominy, arraigned and set bond on Dominguez on the Cherokee County charges and Judge Forrest Phifer arraigned and set bond for the Rusk Police Department charges. Dominguez remains in custody at the time of this release.

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