An Ennis man police said they considered “armed and dangerous” has been indicted by an Ellis County grand jury.

Joshua Michael Threadgill, 35, faces felony charges of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a controlled substance.

Threadgill remains in custody on no bond since his October arrest in at a residence near Gibson Street and Marvin Avenue in Waxahachie.

“We received information that he was at the house, went over there and took him into custody without incident,” sheriff’s Lt. James Saulter said in an interview at the time.

Wanted on a parole violation, Threadgill, whose information lists Ennis and Waxahachie addresses, had managed to elude police for about a week after he jumped from a vehicle pulled over on a traffic stop.

A member of the sheriff’s office task force had stopped the vehicle at Houston and Kaufman streets in Ennis. Police said Threadgill bolted from the car and ran into a nearby wooded area. Efforts to locate him that night were unsuccessful.

A wanted poster put out by authorities had advised police, “If located, approach with caution.”

Threadgill was wanted on a parole violation warrant relating to his arrest by the Ennis Police Department earlier in the summer.

“We had arrested him on a drug case and filed evading arrest with a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance and felon in possession of a firearm charges on him,” Ennis detective Sgt. Mike Hopson said. “He bonded out just before parole issued their warrant.”

Hopson said police had developed information that Threadgill was armed and had said he was not going back to prison.

Publicly available information indicates Threadgill has a criminal record in three counties: Ellis, Navarro and Tarrant, with charges including misdemeanor theft and felony burglary of a building and aggravated robbery. The information indicates he was sentenced to prison in 1995 on two charges carrying sentences of 10 and 15 years (aggravated robbery). He was released Feb. 5, 2004, and was due to be discharged from his parole Feb. 6, 2010, according to the information.

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