Police catch man suspected of assaulting East Texas police officer

Antonio Dejuan “Tony” Trammel had been the subject of a manhunt that began Monday in Marshall

Injured Marshall, Texas, police officer makes it through surgery

MARSHALL, Texas (KSLA) - A man suspected of assaulting a woman, her children and an East Texas police officer is being held on an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a parole violation.

Police say 34-year-old Antonio Dejuan “Tony” Trammel now also faces charges of injuring an officer and evading arrest stemming from the attacks May 13 that led to a manhunt that night in Marshall, Texas.

Marshall, Texas, police say this image of Antonio Dejuan “Tony” Trammel is from the body camera of an officer he is suspected of assaulting the night of May 13. (Source: Marshall, Texas, Police Department)
Marshall, Texas, police say this image of Antonio Dejuan “Tony” Trammel is from the body camera of an officer he is suspected of assaulting the night of May 13. (Source: Marshall, Texas, Police Department)

Acting on a tip from a citizen, Marshall police officers and Harrison County sheriff’s deputies arrested Trammel at 1:26 p.m. Tuesday.

He was found hiding behind a house in the 600 block of West Rusk Street, police Lt. Len Ames said.

“The Marshall Police Department would like to thank our community for your assistance in taking this individual off the streets. We want to continue to partner with you in keeping our community safe.”

The officer Trammel is accused of assaulting was seriously hurt but was alert, oriented and stable, authorities reported Monday.

He has since made it through surgery and is expected to be okay, they said Tuesday.

On Monday night, police got a report of a welfare concern and a report of a person with a weapon in the 2900 block of East Travis.

Then about 7:03 p.m., dispatchers were notified about an altercation and an injury to an officer at that scene.

Police identified their suspect as Trammel, whom they said ran away after the assault.

To aid in their search, authorities publicly shared a photograph of Trammel from the Police Department, one from his Facebook page and an image of Trammel captured by the body camera of the officer he is suspected of assaulting.

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