Suspicious man arrested on multiple charges on Loop 323

Published on Monday, 19 June 2017 20:41 - Written by LOUANNA CAMPBELL, lcampbell@tylerpaper.com

A Tyler man was arrested Monday morning for multiple charges after allegedly running from a deputy.

Smith County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the 3300 block of N. Northeast Loop 323 about 4:30 a.m. Monday after being dispatched for a report of a suspicious person possibly planning to rob a business.

A deputy located the vehicle with three suspects near the building. While the driver was being interviewed, a passenger in the back seat appeared to be making an effort to hide something from the view of the deputy, according to the report from the sheriff’s office.

When deputies asked the suspect to exit the vehicle, he dropped a small plastic baggie. The driver and passenger told the deputy they had been smoking marijuana.

According to the sheriff’s office, when the deputy was searching the suspects, the passenger in the back seat ran away from the scene. The deputy pursued the suspect and shot the suspect with his Taser. The suspect fell to the ground and the deputy attempted to place him in handcuffs, but he began to resist the arrest and became combative.

During the struggle, the deputy continued trying to get the suspect under control, but the deputy and suspect ended up in the center median of Loop 323. The suspect was able to break free and run away on foot, but another deputy located the subject and took him into custody a short distance from the business.

When the deputy returned to his vehicle, he discovered the other suspects had fled from the area, according to Smith County officials.

Torry DeWayne Bailey, 39, of Tyler, was arrested for the alleged possession of cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana, evading arrest, resisting arrest search or transport and for an outstanding warrant from Gregg County for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. He is held on $300,500 in bonds, according to Smith County judicial records.

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