Marshall PD: Man accused of injuring officer taken into custody

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MARSHALL, Texas (KTAL/KMSS) – Marshall police say a man who seriously injured an officer while trying to evade arrest has been taken into custody. 

According to the Marshall Police Department, 34-year-old Antonio Dejuan Trammel was found early Tuesday afternoon hiding behind a home in the 600 block of West Rusk and taken into custody. 

Police had been searching for Trammel since early Monday evening after he ran from officers who had been called around 6:35 p.m. Monday to the Villa Charmont Apartments on East Travis St. to check on reports that a man was outside with a rifle, threatening a woman and her three small children. 

When officers arrived and identified the man as Trammel, they learned he had a warrant out for his arrest out of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole. According to MPD, Trammel ran when officers told him he was going to be placed under arrest. 

As officers gave chase, Trammel and one of the officers crashed into an apartment window. The officer suffered multiple cuts to his left forearm and began bleeding badly. 

Trammel ran into the woods on the east side of Indian Springs, according to MPD. In spite of a search that included assistance from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office, multiple K9 units and a DPS helicopter, they were unable to find him due to the thickness of the wooded area. 

The Marshall police officer who was injured was transferred to Christus Good Shepherd in Longview where he underwent emergency surgery to repair the damage to his arm. 

“He is in good spirits and doctors are optimistic that the surgery will allow him to return to full duty when he is healed,” said a statement released by MPD early Tuesday afternoon. “The Marshall Police Department would like to express its sincere thanks to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office for their assistance, to include the multiple off-duty deputies who left voluntarily came out to assist with the search.”

Trammel has been booked into the Harrison County Jail on an outstanding parole warrant and police say at least one additional charge is expected stemming from Monday night’s incident. 

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