More tire-flattening caltrops found on I-20 near Lindale; suspects sought by sheriff’s office

Updated: Jul. 21, 2020 at 3:45 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SMITH COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - More dangerous caltrops were found on the interstate in East Texas Tuesday.

According to the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday morning, July 21, at around 8:00 a.m., several more caltrops were located on Interstate-20 in the westbound lanes. These illegal deflation devices were scattered on I-20 near the US 69 on-ramp in Lindale, near the Hideaway exit and near the Hwy. 110 exit. Additionally, another caltrop was located in the eastbound lanes near the Hideaway on-ramp.

The Texas Department of Transportation and local law enforcement continue to remain vigilant in searching for these devices. We are urging all motorists to remain vigilant as well and to report any that are located to their local law enforcement agency.

If you have any information on the manufacture and/or distribution of these devices please contact the Smith County Sheriff’s Office at (903) 566-6600.

Related: Sheriff seeking suspects scattering tire-flattening, hoof-harming caltrops on roadways

Webxtra: Caltrop
Webxtra: Caltrop

Copyright 2020 KLTV. All rights reserved.