Sheriff: Colmesneil man arrested after fleeing, being Tased, continuing to resist deputies

Sheriff: Colmesneil man arrested after fleeing, being Tased, continuing to resist deputies
Jason Ferguson is in the Tyler Co. Jail (Source: Tyler County Sheriff's Office)

COLMESNEIL, TX (KTRE) - The Tyler County Sheriff's Office says a man has been arrested after someone nearby called to report loud music and gunshots in the area.

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Tyler County deputies say they responded to a residence in Colmesneil after the report of an individual playing loud music and shooting a weapon.

Deputies, along with Constables Tony Reynolds and John Fuller, arrived at 409 Miles Loop, which they say is the residence of Jason Ferguson. Ferguson, 32,  was known to have two outstanding felony warrants for Evading Arrest with a Motor Vehicle and Theft, the sheriff says.

As law enforcement officers exited patrol units, they say that Ferguson immediately took off running on foot behind his residence. When Constable Reynolds caught up with Ferguson, Ferguson refused to stop and comply with the constable's commands.

As Ferguson continued toward Reynolds in what officials call "an aggressive manner," Constable Reynolds deployed his Taser. The Taser probes struck Ferguson and he immediately fell to the ground. Even after that, officials say, Ferguson continued to resist officers but was eventually handcuffed.

At the residence, deputies say they discovered that a 2000 GMC Yukon, parked in the yard, was listed as stolen out of Jefferson County. Paperwork was found in the stolen vehicle with Ferguson's name on it, they report, and Ferguson was transported to the Tyler County Jail. He was charged with Evading Arrest, Resisting Arrest and Theft in addition to the two outstanding felony warrants.

Ferguson remains in the Tyler County Jail with bonds set at $36,500 by Justice of the Peace Trisher Ford.
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