Wanted parolee caught in Kilgore

Friday, September 3, 2010 - 11:43am

Investigators located and arrested a wanted parolee early this morning who attempted to run over a Longview Police Officer on a traffic stop late yesterday.

43-year-old Billye Jack Baldwin was located at a hotel in Kilgore around 1:00 a.m. and taken into custody without incident. Baldwin was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center after he claimed he had a medical condition unrelated to the earlier traffic stop. Once Baldwin was released from the hospital, he was booked into the Gregg County Jail on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant, evading arrest with a vehicle and an outstanding warrant for parole violations.

During the traffic stop around 7:53 p.m. on Thursday evening, a Longview Officer fired several shots at Baldwin in defense of his life after Baldwin attempted to run over him in a Ford F150 pickup truck. Baldwin fled the scene and it was later discovered he abandoned the truck on Lake Lamond Road.

The incident is still under investigation.


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