DPS: Suspect tries to evade trooper, strikes patrol car

Posted at 11:25 AM, Apr 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-15 15:59:21-04

A suspect is in jail after a striking a trooper's patrol car early Saturday morning. 

According to the Department of Public Safety, the incident happened around 8:19 a.m. A trooper was trying to make a traffic stop on a 2017 Chevy Camaro that had been reported stolen. 

The suspect, identified as Garrett Bullard, 23, was traveling southbound in Interstate 35 in Temple. Bullard attempted to evade the trooper, striking the patrol car. 

After traveling down several roadways, the suspect crashed the car in the River Bend Park area near FM 2484 at 8:34 a.m. Bullard fled on foot but was found in an abandoned car.

Bullard is being held at the Bell County Jail for unauthorized use of a vehicle, aggravated assault of a peace officer, and evading arrest. 

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