LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Police Department:
LONGVIEW, TX - Investigators located and arrested a wanted parolee early this morning who attempted to run over a Longview Police Officer on a traffic stop late yesterday.
43-year-old Billye Jack Baldwin was located at a hotel in Kilgore around 1:00 a.m. and taken into custody without incident. Baldwin was taken to Good Shepherd Medical Center after he claimed he had a medical condition unrelated to the earlier traffic stop. Once Baldwin was released from the hospital, he was booked into the Gregg County Jail on charges of aggravated assault on a public servant, evading arrest with a vehicle and an outstanding warrant for parole violations.
During the traffic stop around 7:53 p.m. on Thursday evening, a Longview Officer fired several shots at Baldwin in defense of his life after Baldwin attempted to run over him in a Ford F150 pickup truck. Baldwin fled the scene and it was later discovered he abandoned the truck on Lake Lamond Road.