Texas Murder Suspect Arrested by Interstate Interdiction Officer
On Wednesday November 16, 2016, Pearl Police Officer Chris Picou, who is deputized and assigned to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Interdiction Task Force, arrested a homicide suspect from Texas.
Deputy Picou was on routine patrol on Interstate 20 in Rankin County when around 1:30 p.m. a gray Dodge SUV with Texas Tags passed him. Picou saw that the vehicle matched the description of a homicide suspect’s vehicle which had been sent out to law enforcement agencies in the nation. Picou ran the tag and it was in fact the suspect vehicle from Texas. Picou conducted a felony traffic stop on the vehicle. Deputy Picou was able to take the suspect into custody without incident. Once the suspect was detained, Picou saw several weapons inside the vehicle. The vehicle and evidence have been secured at the Rankin County Sheriff’s Office and will be turned over to Texas authorities.
The suspect is identified as Gary R. HENDRY of New Braunfels, TX. HENDRY was transported to the Rankin County Jail where he will be detained until extradition to Comal County Texas.
HENDRY is the suspect in a homicide related to a structure fire on 11/15/2016 in Comal County Texas.
The United States Interstate system is commonly and routine used by all types of criminals, I am very proud of the criminal interdiction officers that we have here in Rankin County and the outstanding job they do. This arrest today has taken a very dangerous man off the streets and hopefully has given the victim’s family members peace of mind that he is in custody.
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