The Hennepin County Sherriff’s Office and more than a dozen local law enforcement agencies are conducting a countywide warrant sweep.
More than 40 Sheriff’s Office deputies and 30 police officers are taking part in the extensive sweep, which is focused on executing active warrants related to DWI offenses in preparation for holiday travel.
“Many of the offenders we are looking for have multiple DWI arrests or convictions," said Sheriff Rich Stanek. "Today, we are sending a big message–we will not tolerate drunk drivers killing innocent people on our roadways."
Among individuals wanted for an active warrant, three new suspects have been added to Hennepin County’s DWI Wanted List. Sheriff Stanek is asking the public for information that will help lead to their arrests. To provide tips, call the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office tip line, 1-888-988-TIPS. To submit an anonymous tip, text HCSOtip to 847 411.
Jeffrey John Hookham
Jeffrey John Hookham is wanted for violating the conditions of his release after serving time for felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle. The incident resulted in the deaths of two people on August 10, 2000 in Minnetonka. Hookham was driving under the influence and his blood alcohol was 0.14. On September 4, 2013, he was released from prison under supervised release conditions but he has not followed conditions of his release and his whereabouts are unknown.
Hookham has felony convictions as far back as 1998 for felony burglary and theft. He has been known to be in the MN counties of Carver, Scott and Hennepin. He is also wanted by the Clay County Sheriff's Office in Spencer, Iowa. (Originating agency: MN Dept. of Corrections)
- Caucasian male
- Height: 5’11”
- Weight: 260
- Brown hair and brown eyes
- DOB: 05/03/1970
On December 18, 2012, Nicole Shari Taylor was arrested for 1st Degree Driving While Intoxicated - Criminal Vehicular Operation. The incident resulted in serious injury to the driver of another vehicle. On April 5, 2013, Taylor failed to appear at her court hearing. Her whereabouts are unknown. (Originating agency: Minneapolis Police) She has three prior DWI convictions. She has also been convicted for felony 5th degree drug possession and misdemeanor false information to a peace officer.
- Caucasian female
- Height: 5’02”
- Weight: 95
- Blonde hair and brown eyes
- DOB: 08/08/1987
Alex Kris Tumwebaze is wanted for 1st Degree DWI that occurred in Minnetonka on April 18, 2011. A warrant was issued when he failed to appear for a summons for court. (Originating agency: Minnetonka Police) He has three prior DWI convictions. He has been booked for various driving and alcohol offenses in the following Minnesota counties: Anoka, Chisago, Hennepin, Ramsey, Sherburne, and Wabasha.
- Black male
- Height: 5’10”
- Weight: 160
- Brown hair and brown eyes
- DOB: 09/26/1974