A little before 4 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, the Department of Public Safety notified Hunt County Sheriff’s Office that they were on the lookout for a Homicide Suspect out of Kansas. DPS units were able to get behind the vehicle in the area of Highway 69 near Highway 66. DPS advised the incoming units that the subject was wanted for Homicide.
Hunt County along with Greenville PD sent units to assist. The vehicle eventually came to a stop on Highway 69 just South of Highway 66 (Per Scanner Traffic), with officers performing a High Risk Stop. Greenville PD, DPS, Constable Terry Jones along with Hunt County Officers were successfully able to take Murder Suspect Jared Payne into custody without incident.
Payne is wanted out of Wyandotte County, Kansas for MURDER SECOND DEGREE.
Jared Payne has been booked into the Hunt County Jail, and is awaiting extradition.
A “felony” or “high-risk” traffic stop occurs when police stop a vehicle which they have strong reason to believe contains a driver or passenger suspected of having committed a serious crime, especially of a nature that would lead the police to believe the suspects may be armed (such as an armed robbery, assault with a weapon, or an outstanding felony warrant for the registered owner). In a high risk stop, officers attempt to provide their own safety by issuing instructions to maintain absolute control over every step of the proceedings.