After a two-day manhunt across multiple counties, authorities arrested a 21-year-old fugitive, on Dec. 12, wanted in the hitting and killing of a Texas sergeant.
According to the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, Tavores D. Henderson was taken into custody without incident at a home in Harris County after he was accused of murdering Nassau Bay police Sgt. Kaila Sullivan, 43 during a traffic stop Tuesday night.
Investigators said the incident happened when Sullivan and another officer attempted to arrest Henderson for an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor assault on a family member. During the arrest, the suspect fought with officers. He got away, jumped into a vehicle and ran over Sullivan. The vehicle was later found abandoned, CBS DFW reported.
Sullivan, of Friendswood, was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead.
For days, authorities have joined together in an effort to find Henderson and there was a $20,000 reward offered for information leading to his arrest.
Prosecutors said Henderson’s mother, Tiffany Henderson, and her boyfriend, Geoffrey Wheeler, were seen on surveillance video dropping off Henderson at the hotel where he spent the night, but she lied to officers about her son’s whereabouts.
Both of them were arrested and are charged with hindering prosecution.
Officials said a tip from CrimeStoppers was able to successfully lead them to Henderson.
The suspect has confessed to the crime and has been “cooperative” since his arrest, according to Click2Houston.
Dec. 27 would have marked Sullivan’s 16th anniversary with the City of Nassau Bay Police Department.
The agency mourns the loss of its officer.
“I want to personally thank all the citizens and public officials who have reached out to our department with thoughts and prayers,” said Police Chief Tim Cromie.