Man on Rusk County’s Top 10 arrested last month

Published on Monday, 30 September 2013 23:25 - Written by KELLY GOOCH kgooch@tylerpaper.com

A Henderson man who spent time on the Rusk County Crime Stoppers Top 10 list is expected to face arraignment today.

Lyndon Jaye Hughes, 49, was arrested last month on multiple offenses after the United States Marshal’s Service Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force acted on a Crime Stoppers tip, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday.

Sgt. David Roberts said the tip came on Sept. 23 through Crime Stoppers, and information was eventually forwarded to the Dallas U.S. Marshal’s Service office, because the tip came out of the Sherman area.

Law enforcement that day drove by the residence where Hughes was supposed to be and made the arrest the next morning, Roberts said.

Roberts said Hughes walked out the front door and was arrested immediately without incident. He said Hughes had seven arrest warrants, which ranged from drug possession to burglary of a building and indecency with a child. 

Roberts said Rusk County law enforcement has been after Hughes for a long time, and Hughes was added to the Crime Stoppers top 10 list. He said the Crime Stoppers payout is normally $500 for information that leads to an arrest, but for Hughes, the payout was raised to $2,000.

Law enforcement has received multiple tips from places, such as Texarkana and Oklahoma throughout time, Roberts said. In fact, he said the U.S. Marshal’s Service was set up at a casino in Oklahoma for about a week.

But in the Sherman area, law enforcement was able to make the arrest.

“It’s a big deal for us because we have been so close so many times, and to just get him is great,” Roberts said.

“Anytime we get a sexual predator off the street, I’m happy,” he said.

As of Monday, Hughes was in the process of being transferred from Cooke County to the Rusk County Jail. Roberts said he anticipates that Hughes will be arraigned today.