Deputies hurt as man flees Blanco County arrests

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.

GOING IN-DEPTH // Officer Injuries

  • FBI numbers from 2012 show more than 4,000 officers were assaulted in Texas that year.
  • To put that in perspective, that is out of 46,000 officers.
  • So, assaults happened to just less than 10 percent of Texas officers.

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.

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