UPDATE: March 13, 4:00 p.m.
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office has released more information, including the name of the suspect, in the alleged vehicle pursuit with police.
According to the sheriff’s office, deputies stopped a vehicle in the 300 block of North Maddox on a traffic violation. Deputies said while they were approaching the vehicle, driven by Heriberto Hernandez, Hernandez drove off.
During the chase, deputies allege Hernandez shot at law enforcement and hit a Dumas Police Department vehicle.
Law enforcement were able to temporarily stop Hernandez’s vehicle and approach before he accelerated into a patrol unit causing it to hit a deputy.
The sheriff’s office said Hernandez led law enforcement on another short chase before crashing into a home and getting into a second pickup truck that was left running in the driveway of the home. Hernandez led police on another chase in that vehicle before ultimately abandoning the second pickup and running on foot.
The sheriff’s office said they deployed drones and were able to locate Hernandez inside a garage. He was subsequently arrested and taken to the Moore County Jail.
Hernandez was charged with two counts of “Aggravated Assault with a deadly Weapon against a public servant.”
The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information or video to call the office’s Criminal Investigation Division at 806-935-8477 or to remain anonymous contact Moore County Crime Stoppers at 806-935-8477.
MOORE COUNTY, Texas (KAMR/KCIT) — Officials with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office released information regarding an early morning traffic pursuit.
According to a Moore County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post, at around 4 a.m. on March 12, the chase began.
Officials said during the chase, the suspect fired multiple shots at deputies before later exiting his truck and disposing of the weapon.
They are asking the public to check their backyards for any weapons.
Deputies are asking residents who live between the 500 and 700 blocks of Cedar, Elm, and Spruce, to check their backyards for any weapons, especially.
Moore County officials also encourage residents to check surveillance cameras for video of this incident.
Officials add that if you have any information or video, or locate a weapon, to contact Detective Hunter Fithen at the Moore County Sheriff’s Office at 806-935-4145.
If residents would like to remain anonymous, submit a tip to Moore County Crime Stoppers Inc. at www.p3tips.com/1066 or call 806-935-8477.
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