A $20,000 bounty was announced on Wednesday for the arrest of Tavores Dewayne Henderson for allegedly mowing down Nassau Bay Police Sgt. Kalia Sullivan on Tuesday evening, police said.
Police with Harris County Police Department announced on social media that Henderson was “taken into custody without incident” from a home on the 4200 blocks of Heritage Trail Drive in Houston, Texas.
Authorities issued a “Blue Alert” on Wednesday when Henderson was spotted in Missouri City, Texas, driving a red Buick with tinted windows and a “rear window busted out,” according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. The memo also mentioned that Henderson was possibly heading to Louisiana.
Harris County Police Department, which leads the investigation, is expected to have a press conference this evening.
Henderson bolted from a traffic stop on Tuesday evening in the 2000 block of San Sebastian Court when Sullivan and another officer was attempted to arrest him for an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor assault allegations against a family member. As the officers attempted to make the arrest, Henderson allegedly resisted, got free, went back into the vehicle and drove off, knocking Sullivan to the ground, police said.
Sullivan, a 16-year veteran, was taken to a nearby hospital where she was pronounced dead. She was 43.
The Nassau Bay Police Department mourned their fallen officer at a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening, local affiliate ABC13 reported. Sullivan was a resident of Friendswood, Texas, and the national president of the Sisters Eternal Woman’s Motorcycle Club of Texas.