UPDATE: Bike officer allegedly assaulted, identified
Charles Jose Baker
Sgt. Eddie Sheffield. Photo Source: Tyler Police Department.
UPDATE: Friday, April 1, 2011 2:16 p.m.: Tyler Police have identified the officer involved in Thursday night's incident as Sgt. Eddie Sheffield.
Sheffield is a 16-year veteran with the Tyler Police Department, and is the Bike Team Supervisor.
Officials say Sheffield is the officer that fired a shot at the suspect.
UPDATE: Friday, April 1, 2011 8:30 a.m., Tyler Officers received a tip that the suspect vehicle that Charles Baker was driving last night was located in the 300 block of S. Hill Street. Patrol officers did locate the suspect vehicle on S. Hill St. and found Baker sleeping in the back seat. Baker was taken into custody without incident and transported to Tyler Police Department for further questioning.
Baker is under arrest for the probation warrant with no bond, Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer warrant with a bond amount of $500,000, and a warrant for Evading in a Vehicle with a bond of $250,000.
TYLER (KLTV) - Law officers are on the hunt for a Tyler man accused of trying to run over at least two police officers.
Tyler Police Spokesman Don Martin says the officers, members of the department's bike team, were patrolling an area near Bow and Gentry streets when they noticed a parked car with loud music playing.
When the officers asked the driver, identified by Martin as 31-year-old Charles Jose Baker, they say he put his car in reverse and hit the bicycle of one of the officers.
According to officers, Baker then put his car in drive and accelerated toward another officer. That officer, a sergeant with the bike team, jumped from his bike to avoid injury and fired at Baker.