MILAM COUNTY, TX — A Milam County Sheriff’s deputy was taken to the hospital Saturday evening after he was assaulted by a theft suspect in the Davilla area, according to Sheriff Chris White.
At approximately 5:00 pm Saturday, the Milam County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen reporting that a man had just stolen his dog and was walking on FM 487 towards the Davilla Cemetery.
A deputy arrived and approached the man who the victim had identified.
"Without warning the subject immediately began to resist the deputy’s efforts to detain him. The subject began violently beating [the deputy] with his fists striking him several times in the face," Sheriff White said.
The deputy was eventually able to physically restrain the subject and get him into handcuffs.
Additional back up units of deputies, DPS troopers and the Milam County Game Warden all responded and arrived five to ten minutes after the deputy had regained control of the suspect, according to Sheriff White.
The deputy was transported to Baylor Scott and White in Temple for treatment of his injuries.
"He was released from the hospital after x-rays and a CT-scan showed no broken bones or fractures," Sheriff White said.
The suspect was later identified as Brian Schoenfeldt, a 41 year old Hutto resident.
He was transported to the Milam County Jail and booked for resisting arrest and assault on a public Servant.
His bond is set at $28,000, according to online records.