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Deputies Injured In Gregg County Arrest

A fugitive is caught by officers in Gregg County early this morning, but not without putting up and fight and injuring two deputies in the process, according to officials. 

Authorities say David Wayne Williams, 20, escaped from the custody, still in handcuffs from East Texas law enforcement two weeks ago. He was outside a White Oak Police car when he pushed an officer aside and disappeared. Gregg County Sheriffs had been looking for him since.

"He had escaped from another agency here in Gregg County and our deputies were actively trying to locate him," said Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano.  

A tip led Sheriffs deputies to Williams' location at a Longview nightclub around 3:00 a.m.  When confronted, officials say Williams did not go quietly.

"We had two deputies respond to that location to take him into custody.  The defendant refused to be arrested, in fact became very violent.  There was a violent physical altercation," the Sheriff said.

Williams allegedly fought the deputies, kicking, punching, and even biting,  injuring both deputies.

"He put up a very violent fight.  Deputy Doug Morgan has a separated shoulder.  It appears at this point it's going to require surgery.  Deputy Ray Nixon suffered a human bite," Cerliano said.

Williams received minor injuries.  All were treated and released.  Williams is now charged with two counts of assault of a public servant, along with evading arrest, and violation of probation. Williams remains in the Gregg County Jail on more than $50,000 in bonds.  He originally escaped custody on a charge of assault.

Bob Hallmark, Reporting.  bhallmark@kltv.com

 

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