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June 24th, 2009
Sheriff's office IDs 'John Doe'

STAFF REPORT

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) has identified “John Doe,” after the media put out the story about a man who refused to identify himself.

Shortly after the story went out, the HCSO received numerous calls. Two of the calls led to the identification of David Prichard, a white male born on March 12, 1975. His last address was listed in Coleman, TX.

The suspect remains in custody on a failing to identify charge with bond set at $2,500.

At around 11 a.m. on June 22, Texas State University Police (UPD) arrested the suspect, then charged him with failure to identify when he refused to identify himself.

Law enforcement has given no other information as to why the suspect was apprehended in the first place.

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0 thoughts on “Sheriff's office IDs 'John Doe'

  1. Supposedly he was initially arrested for being drunk in public. That’s all I read in the police report.

  2. Let him spend a few days in jail for wasting law enforcment time. They have better things to do than deal with self righteous individuals who think they are above the law.

  3. “Let him spend a few days in jail for wasting law enforcment time. They have better things to do than deal with self righteous individuals who think they are above the law.”………….let’s just make sure we hold our law enforcement agents to these same standards. It’s many times more damaging when the police believe they are above the law.

  4. I didn’t realize it was illegal to refuse to identify oneself. Especially if that is apparently the only crime he is charged for. This is a waster of our money as tax payers.
    Give us a legitimate reason for him to be behind bars.

  5. It’s fairly hard to judge whether or not the police made the right call without the circumstances of the arrest being disclosed.

    As for the legality of refusing to identify one’s self, I can only cite the all-knowing Wikipedia:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_and_Identify_statutes

    It seems that he would only be required to identify himself if there is a “Stop and Identify” statute in place where he was arrested.

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