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Tip leads police to arrest of suspect evading police

by Emily Waldrep

On August 21, Woodville Police Sergeant Hicks and Officer Parton received a call at approximately 6 p.m. regarding a disturbance in the 800 block of Bluebird Street in Woodville. A homeowner at the residence said that an ex-husband had just left the scene after they had gotten involved in a verbal altercation. Officers noted that some of the property inside the house was damaged.
Officers then attempted to locate the ex-husband but failed to locate him.

According to Woodville Police Captain Mike McCulley, Sgt. Hicks was patrolling the same area in which the incident happened and observed a subject matching the description of a suspect from the earlier disturbance call.

Hicks found the man, who was identified as Earnest Glenn Hutto, age 49, of Silsbee.

Hutto fled the officers on foot and officers pursued him toward Pecan Street, where they lost sight of him. Officers then saw some residents of Pecan street, advised them that they were searching for Hutto, gave them a description and asked them to contact the police if he was seen.

"About 20 minutes later one of the citizens that officers had talked with called police and said they saw him near Coleman Funeral Home on South Pecan Street," McCulley said. "Officers went to the area and located Hutto laying down, hiding in some weeds."

Hutto was charged with Evading Arrest or Detention.

"The police department continues to seek the public's help in any and all criminal matters," McCulley said. "This is a case in which the public contacted us and helped us make the arrest. We probably would have not been able to make the arrest on this guy without that contact."
McCulley said that the Police Department appreciates any time the public can help with crime and that it makes their job much easier.