Suspect identified as woman that stole car, intentionally rammed police vehicles in Rusk County


HENDERSON, Texas (KETK) – A woman is in custody Friday after stealing a car and intentionally ramming into multiple police vehicles, according to the Rusk County Sheriff’s office.

Sonya Vickers, 55, is awaiting arraignment at is currently behind held in the Rusk County Jail.

The incident occurred at the intersection of HWY 64 west and the HWY 135 bridge.

Deputies with Rusk County and officers in the Henderson Police Department were involved in a pursuit of the suspect.

The suspect then intentionally rammed into two Rusk County deputy patrol cars, totaling one of them. A Henderson PD vehicle was also hit. According to Seargent Roberts with Rusk County, there were no injuries and the suspect was taken into custody.

Vickers is no stranger to Rusk County officials. Below is a list of her criminal record in Rusk County:

  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Assault causes bodily injury
  • Evading arrest with a vehicle
  • Driving while intoxicated (2)
  • Possession of a controlled substance (2 counts)
  • Criminal trespass (6 counts)
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Evading arrest with a vehicle

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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