Tyler police: Suspect who rammed officer's patrol vehicle now in custody

Tyler police: Suspect who rammed officer's patrol vehicle now in custody
Corey Simpson was driving this Ford Fiesta when he was captured. (Source: Tyler Police Department)
Corey Simpson was driving this Ford Fiesta when he was captured. (Source: Tyler Police Department)

Officers with the Tyler Police Department have captured the man who allegedly rammed a TPD officer's patrol unit Friday afternoon.

Don Martin, a spokesman with the Tyler Police Department, said that Corey Edmond Simpson, 34, of Tyler, was located at the Metro PCS store on West Gentry early Friday evening and taken into custody. No further information is available at this time.

A vehicle connected to a wanted suspect was spotted early Friday afternoon in the 2600 block of Old Omen Road.

Simpson was wanted for two counts of evading detention with a vehicle and assault causing bodily injury.

"The suspect (Simpson) was exiting a residence while an officer was waiting for back-up to approach Simpson and take him into custody.  The officer attempted to stop Simpson before he could leave the area. Simpson jumped in the driver's seat putting the vehicle in reverse and rammed the police car causing the officer to jump out of the way to keep from being struck.  Simpson left south on Old Omen Road and drove south into the Lake Tyler area of Whitehouse with officers in pursuit.  Simpson also struck another vehicle at Old Omen and University, no injuries were reported," explains a press release from the Tyler PD.

The vehicle was a Gold Buick 4-door, with a Texas license plate DXV-4876 or KJL-7352. However, Simpson was driving a different vehicle, a Ford Fiesta, when he was caught.

Friday evening Tyler investigators obtained two more arrest warrants for Simpson, according to the department.

The first warrant is for Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, and the second is for Evading Arrest with a Vehicle. Simpson's bond is set at $1,050,000.

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