On Tuesday, September 22, 2015 at11:39pm, an officer was working off duty security at 3855 Eastex Freeway, Classic Chevrolet, when he heard loud banging inside the new construction area. The officer went to check the area and observed a white male, later identified as Kerry Hampshire, 36 year old man from Vidor, screaming inside the new construction and damaging property. Hampshire then ran screaming towards the used car lot, grabbed a portable barricade and began to beat on vehicles, damaging three. Hampshire ran back into the new construction building. The officer confronted Hampshire and he squared up with hands clinched in a fist to fight the officer. The officer was able to get him to the ground and wait for an additional officer to assist putting him in handcuffs. Hampshire was taken to St. Elizabeth Hospital for medical clearance before going to JCCF. The officer received minor injuries during the incident.
BPD Arrest Man for Damaging Property at Classic Chevrolet and Assaulting an Officer
About the Author: Carol Riley
Officer Carol Riley is a 29 year veteran of the Beaumont Police Department. She hired on in 1992 and is currently assigned to Beaumont Police Community Relations Unit. She is a law enforcement coordinator for Southeast Texas Crime Stoppers and a Public Information Officer for City of Beaumont Emergency Management.