On September 13, 2023, at approximately 6:30 am, officers from the Sulphur Springs Police Department swiftly responded to an emergency 911 hang-up call originating from Joe's Exxon located on Broadway St.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers were informed by dispatch that they had established contact with the caller. The caller, later identified as Omoregie Imafidon, reported that he was not okay and was taking refuge in the store's bathroom.
Upon locating Imafidon inside the restroom, officers immediately noticed a strong odor of alcoholic beverage emanating from his person. Additionally, they observed that Imafidon appeared to be in a state of agitation, sweating profusely, unable to remain still, and continuously scanning his surroundings.
During their interaction with Imafidon, he informed officers that he believed he was being pursued by individuals. To assess the situation further, officers questioned Imafidon about his recent consumption of alcohol or narcotics. He admitted to having consumed alcohol earlier and using cocaine two days prior.
Subsequently, officers conducted Standardized Field Sobriety Tests on Imafidon, during which they noted several signs of intoxication. Based on their observations and concerns for his safety and the safety of others, officers determined that Imafidon posed a potential danger and could be under the influence of both alcohol and narcotics.
To ensure Imafidon's well-being, officers requested the assistance of Hopkins County EMS, who arrived at the scene to conduct a medical evaluation. Following the assessment, Imafidon was deemed medically fit and was subsequently transported to the Hopkins County Jail.
Omoregie Imafidon, a 41-year-old resident of Forney, Texas, has been booked into the Hopkins County Jail on a charge of Public Intoxication.