Van Zandt Co. authorities arrest suspect in peace officer assault

Van Zandt Co. authorities arrest suspect in peace officer assault

Released by The Van Zandt County Sheriff's Department:

On Thursday July 28th, 2011 the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the area of 291 VZCR 1507 in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Responding officers were advised by dispatch that the suspicious vehicle was a gray 1997 Jeep Grand Cherokee. A Department of Public Safety Trooper was in the area and checked in route to VZCR 1507 along with Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office Deputies.

The Trooper was the first officer to make contact with the suspect vehicle and was able to identify himself as a peace officer to the subject. The white male subject identified as Plocheck, Adam Morris, at one point, began to fight with the D.P.S. Officer. During the altercation, the suspect bit the Trooper on the arm. The first Deputy arrived on scene to find the Trooper defending himself against the assault from Plocheck. The Deputy assisted in gaining control over Plocheck and the two (2) officers were able to place handcuffs on the suspect. Even with the handcuffs on the suspect, he continued to fight and resist arrest. The second Deputy arrived on the scene and assisted in taking Plocheck into custody. During the altercation, the first Deputy was injured and eventually had to be transported to the hospital via ambulance.

Plocheck was arrested for Assault on a Public Servant and transported to The Van Zandt County Justice Center without incident.

As of July 29, 2011 Plocheck is still in custody at the Van Zandt County Sheriff's Office and is waiting to be arraigned.