fleeing suspect

Antonio Trammel

Marshall Police Department and the Harrison County Sheriff’s office located a suspect Tuesday who was reportedly involved in the assault of a Marshall police officer Monday.

A concerned citizen alerted police about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday and officers located Antonion Dejuan Trammel, 34, hiding behind a house in the 600 block of West Rusk in Marshall.

Trammel was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Harrison County Jail where he was booked on an outstanding parole warrant issued by the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.

Trammel will be charged with at least one additional offense stemming from Monday’s incident, police officials said Tuesday.

Marshall police began searching for Trammel after he fled from police after injuring an officer who was responding to a welfare check request about 6:30 p.m. Monday.

“Marshall Police Communications received a welfare check request at the Villa Charmont Apartments located at 2901 East Travis Street in Marshall,” Marshall PD’s Lt. Len Ames said. “It was reported that a male subject named Antonio Trammel was at that location armed with a rifle threatening a female and her three small children.”

“Officers arrived at the location and observed a male subject standing in front of the apartments holding what appeared to be a rifle,” Ames said.

Officers discovered the male, later identified as Trammel, had an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole.

“Trammel was told that he was wanted and would be placed under arrest and he began running from the scene,” Ames said. “As MPD patrol officers gave pursuit, Trammel and one of the MPD officers crashed into an apartment window. The MPD officer received multiple lacerations to his left forearm and began bleeding badly.”

Responding MPD and Harrison County Sheriff’s Office units set a perimeter in an effort to contain Trammel to the wooded area bordered by East Travis, Victory Drive, Harper Drive and Indian Springs.

“Multiple K9 units tracked Trammel, and a DPS helicopter assisted in the search also, but due to the thickly wooded area that the search focused on the search for Trammel was unsuccessful,” Ames said.

The injured officer was transferred to Christus Good Shepherd in Longview, where he underwent emergency surgery on 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,” Ames said.