Suspect involved in standoff with Cherokee County law enforcement identified

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 3:55 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2022 at 4:46 PM CDT
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CHEROKEE COUNTY, Texas (KLTV) - A suspect is in custody after a standoff with law enforcement in Cherokee County. He was identified as Eric Paulk.

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Paulk evaded custody initially by barricading himself when an arrest warrant was being served at his home. Cherokee County Sheriff Brent Dickson said the man failed to show up at his jury trial on Monday, which was for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He had three outstanding warrants for failure to appear on unlawful possessions of firearm, failure to appear on evading arrest, and failure to appear on evading arrest.

Eric Dwayne Paulk
Eric Dwayne Paulk(Cherokee County Sheriff's Office)

When deputies arrived, they found the suspect inside a camper on CR 1516. He then fled the camper and went into a home. They called for the person to come out of the home, but he refused.

One officer received non-life-threatening injuries when Paulk hit him over the head upon being found by the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team. He was taken to the hospital, Sheriff Dickson said.

Eric Paulk is now facing additional charges of felony assault of public servant, evading and resisting arrest.

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