Erath County Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for a man who evaded arrest last week after leading authorities on a chase through Dublin.
Corey Scott Hammon, 33, is wanted on a parole violation. The suspect fled from authorities Thursday evening after a sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop him because his black, Dodge dually pickup was missing a mud flap and had a brake light out.
Hammon and a female passenger, Cori Winn Owen, 36, led the deputy on a chase down Highway 6 and on to County Roads 344 and 345. Owen was arrested and taken into custody, but Hammon fled on foot and has not been found.
Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said deputies had a hunch Hammond would use his cell phone to call a friend to pick him up, so they continued to patrol the area where he disappeared. Their suspicion was right on.
Later that evening, deputies spotted a vehicle in the area where they were searching for Hammon and one of the deputies recognized the driver as “an acquaintance” of the suspect.
Bryant said the deputy approached the person and gave him two choices.
“He told him that he can either turn around and leave,” Bryant said. “Or he can continue to try and locate his buddy (Hammon), but when he does he will be arrested for hindering.”
The acquaintance decided to leave.
Hammon has been charged twice before for evading arrest, Bryant said.
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