In the late hours of September 15, 2023, at around 11:40 p.m., the Sulphur Springs Police Department responded to an incident at the Christus Mother Frances Hospital Emergency Department. Officers were alerted to a disruptive individual identified as Christopher Woodruff, who was also the subject of an outstanding arrest warrant from Wise County. Upon their arrival, officers successfully calmed Woodruff down, and he made the decision to leave the hospital against medical advice.
As Woodruff stood in the doorway of the Emergency Department room, officers instructed him to place his hands behind his back. However, they encountered resistance as Woodruff only complied with placing his left hand behind his back. He hunched over and kept his right arm in front of him, refusing to cooperate with officers' commands and maintaining a tense demeanor.
Despite officers' efforts to assist Woodruff to the ground, he persisted in keeping his right arm under him, resisting their attempts, and ignoring their instructions. After a struggle, officers managed to handcuff Woodruff and subsequently transported him to the Hopkins County Jail.
Following the incident, Christopher Woodruff, a 32-year-old resident of Sulphur Springs, was booked into the Hopkins County Jail on the charges of failing to comply with sex offender registration duties, as indicated by the outstanding Wise County warrant, for a period of 10 years without bond information. Additionally, he faces a new charge under the Texas Penal Code, Section 38.03, for resisting arrest, search, or transportation, classified as a misdemeanor.