At approximately 12:30 am Thursday morning, the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a stabbing at a residence in West Tawakoni. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a 58 year old male that had been stabbed. The victim refused medical treatment. An Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon report was made.
The suspect had left upon the deputies arrival. At approximately 30 minutes later, the suspect was spotted in the area in a White Mercury. A traffic stop was attempted and the suspect would not pull over for the deputy. A pursuit was initiated and the chase led into Rains County at speeds over 100 mph. The pursuit entered into Wood County on Highway 69 where a Wood County DPS trooper successfully spiked the suspect’s vehicle tires. The suspect was taken into custody and transferred to the Hunt County Detention Center.
“35 year old Jan Olmstead was charged with Evading Arrest/Detention, Failure to ID as a Fugitive and several warrants out of Michigan. I am relieved that no one was hurt or killed during this very dangerous pursuit and I am glad that we were able to take this dangerous suspect into custody. There two other pursuits, one with the Caddo Mills Police Department and one of our deputies was in a pursuit with a stolen motorcycle. A very busy night,” said Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks