Fugitive who allegedly assaulted Marshall police officer in custody

Fugitive who allegedly assaulted Marshall police officer in custody
Still photo from officer’s body camera footage provides a more accurate representation of Antonio “Tony” Trammel’s appearance, police stated.

A fugitive who allegedly assaulted a woman, her children, and an officer, is now in custody according to Marshall Police Department.

The department posted an update to social media Tuesday that stated Antonio Trammel, 34, was taken into custody behind a residence in the 600 block of West Rusk. A concerned citizen told police they saw him hiding behind a house in that neighborhood. He was taken into custody without incident, police said.

He is being booked into the Harrison County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon.

Marshall police had been actively searching for Antonio Dejaun Trammel, 34, since Monday evening. Trammel reportedly fled from officers after they attempted to place him under arrest for an outstanding parole warrant.

The incident began at about 6:35 p.m. when Marshall police received a welfare check request at the Villa Charmont Apartments, located at 2901 East Travis. It was reported a man armed with a rifle was threatening a woman and her three young children.

When officers arrived at the scene, they observed a man, later identified as Trammel, standing in front of the apartments with what appeared to be a rifle, according to Marshall police.

Police officers attempted to take him into custody after discovering that there was an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest out of the Texas Boards of Pardons and parole. Trammel ran from authorities, who began to chase him in the apartment complex.

Antonio Trammel (Source: Marshall Police Department)
Antonio Trammel (Source: Marshall Police Department)

During the pursuit, Trammel and a Marshall police officer crashed through an apartment window. The officer was injured, receiving multiple lacerations to his left forearm. The officer was transferred to a hospital in Longview where he underwent surgery. According to Marshall police, the officer is in good spirits and doctors believe he will be able to return to duty after his injuries heal.

Monday night, Marshall police officers along with teams from the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office had set up a perimeter around the wooded area by East Travis, Victory Drive, Harper Drive and Indian Springs. K9 units and a DPS helicopter were deployed to assist with the search, as well.

A photo was released from the officer’s bodycam footage showing Trammel’s appearance during the altercation, wearing a blue and yellow striped shirt.

Marshall police ask anyone with information about this case to contact them at 903-935-4575 or the Marshall/Harrison County Crimestoppers at 903-935-9969.

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