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Walton Arrest Timeline
News Release
Tuesday, October 09, 2018

On Wednesday, August 15th 2018, at approximately 9:57am, the Galveston Police Department received two 911 calls requesting that the police check the welfare of a male, later identified as, 32-year-old Isaac Walton, as he was out on a jetty in the 3000 block of Seawall Blvd.  During their encounter with Walton, he refused to follow commands given by Officers to further their investigation and was subsequently arrested for Resisting Arrest and transported him to the Galveston County Jail where jail medical staff refused to accept Walton until he was declared fit for incarceration by an attending doctor.  Officers subsequently transported Walton to UTMB and released him, and requested a warrant for his arrest be issued for the aforementioned charge.

The warrant request for the charge of Resisting Arrest, Search, or Transport was completed by the officer on August 15th and was submitted to the court the next morning on Thursday, August 16th.  The Galveston Police Department was made aware of the allegations against the officers later that evening, at which point the Chief of Police initiated an investigation into the officers’ conduct.  The judge subsequently signed and issued the warrant the following Monday, August 20th at which point the warrant became active and was entered into the state and national registry.  Walton was then detained by League City Police during a traffic stop on September 7th, arrested for the active warrant, and transported to the Galveston County Jail.

The internal investigation has since revealed that the involved officers’ actions did not appear to violate policy.  To date, Walton has not filed an official complaint with the Galveston Police Department. 

It appears that there are some questions concerning the timeline of events due to the gap between the warrant being filed, and the arrest.  Hopefully this explains the sequence and answers those questions.  Since the criminal case is still pending we are not able to comment on the details of the criminal case.

Remembering Jim Guidry

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