WICHITA COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — The suspect who fled from Wichita County Sheriff’s deputies and started a manhunt Wednesday afternoon has been identified.
The owners of the liquor store provided the suspect’s identification via a driver’s license he left at the scene.
The suspect’s name is Jeramie Hockett. According to his driver’s license, he is 5 feet, 8 inches tall and has brown eyes. He’s from Pueblo, which is 45 miles outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Video taken by Double D Liquor owner Jackey Dunn shows the moment Hockett fled from a deputy and ran outside.
Sheriff David Duke said they found stolen property and firearms from Wichita Falls inside of the suspect’s vehicle, where a woman was also inside.
“The owner of the liquor store personally knows the guy’s house that was burglarized, and the checks were stolen, and he called him, and he came up here as well. Got up here right after the guy had ran,” Duke said. “He is considered armed because the firearms were stolen from the burglary, and the female advised that she didn’t know if he had it on him or not, so we’re taking all precautions.”
If you see Hockett, you are urged to call 911 immediately because he is considered armed.