AUSTIN (KXAN) – A man is behind bars after leading police on two chases in a matter of hours.
Blanco County deputies say they stopped Eduardo Agustin Navarro for a traffic violation Monday night when they learned he had an outstanding warrant. While he was being arrested, deputies say Navarro jumped back into his car and sped off. In the process of leaving, deputies say a deputy was hit by Navarro’s vehicle.
Deputies discovered where Navarro was hiding Tuesday morning. They teamed up with the Blanco Police Department, Johnson City Police Department and Texas DPS to arrest him. Navarro ran away as they arrived at the spot where he was hiding.
Navarro assaulted a second deputy during the second chase, the Blanco County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Tuesday afternoon.
Navarro was booked into the Blanco County Jail on the outstanding warrant. Additional charges are pending.
We are still gathering new information and will update this story as new details become available.