Marshall police identify suspect who allegedly lead officers on pursuit

Marshall police identify suspect who allegedly lead officers on pursuit

MARSHALL, TX (KLTV) - One person is in custody following after he allegedly assaulted a Marshall police officer and lead police on a pursuit Thursday.

According to an official with the Marshall Police Department, the incident began as a welfare check about 12:21 p.m. in the 2400 block of Frank Street. During the call, the individual, identified by Marshall police as 49-year-old Tony Parish, of Marshall, became aggressive to the officers trying to make contact before fleeing in his car, Marshall police reported.

Parish then reportedly lead officers on a chase, traveling west on Highway 80. At one point during the pursuit, Parish fled onto oncoming traffic, according to Marshall police.

The Harrison County Sheriff’s Office and the Hallsville Police Department assisted with the pursuit.

The pursuit ended a few miles outside of Longview. Harrison County deputies were behind the vehicle, preparing to perform a “pit maneuver," when the drive lost control of the vehicle and slid off road.

Officers converged on the vehicle and driver got out of the vehicle, according to police. Once outside of the vehicle, the Parish allegedly failed to comply with law enforcement. An official with Marshall police said officers attempted to subdue the individual by tasing him and shooting non-lethal bean bags at him,

Law enforcement officers eventually were able to subdue Parish and place him under custody. According to police, he was then transported to Christus Good Shepherd Medical Center in Marshal. to be evaluated.

According to Marshall police, the individual has been charged with evading arrest and assault of a public officer.

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