Longview Man Assaults Public Servant

A domestic violence call lands a Longview man in jail after he attempts to run officers down with his vehicle.

Police responded to a family violence call at an Estes Parkway hotel, where they say 33 year old Kenneth Ray Edwards had physically assaulted his wife.

When officers arrived they found Edwards wife bloodied, but without serious injuries. Officers tried to stop him as he attempted to flee in his pick-up, and at that point he allegedly tried to run 2 officers down.

Edwards was caught a short time later by officers when his vehicle was spotted. He is charged with aggravated assault family violence, and assault of a public servant.

Edwards is being held at the Gregg county jail on 30-thousand dollars bond.