Hopkins Co. manhunt ends after 5 suspects captured following traffic stop, chase

Published: Sep. 6, 2021 at 7:58 AM CDT

HOPKINS COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - Law enforcement officers have detained five suspects following a manhunt overnight Sunday in rural northeast Hopkins County.

According to the sheriff’s office, a Cumby Police officer attempted to stop a gray Dodge Charger and pursued the vehicle until it wrecked on County Road 4763 near the community of Dike. Five male suspects left the vehicle, which is from the Little Rock, Arkansas area, and took off on foot, a news release state.

Hopkins County deputies, along with a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter and tracking dogs from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, searched the area west of County Road 3563, north of Farm to Market Road 69.

By 10:50 p.m., three of the suspects were in custody.

“After interviewing the suspects in custody, we believe there are two suspects at large. It is very possible they could have been picked up,” a news release stated.

By 7:45 a.m. Monday, the sheriff’s office said the other two suspects were located and taken into custody.

A spokesman for the Hopkins County Jail said they have four of the suspects, adding that could mean that the fifth suspect is a minor.

The suspects, who are all from Little Rock, Arkansas, and their charges include:

  • Christopher Kirby Keel, 18, evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of marijuana between 2 and 4 ounces
  • Brayhlon Martin, 18, evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of marijuana between 2 and 4 ounces
  • Jayholn Crisean Martin, 19, evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of marijuana between 2 and 4 ounces
  • De’Angelo Dayyon Neely, 18, evading arrest with a vehicle and possession of marijuana between 2 and 4 ounces

Additional details about the investigation were not immediately available.

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