TWO BRENHAM POLICE OFFICERS INJURED IN PURSUIT

SUSPECT ARRESTED AFTER CRASHING IN HARRIS CO.

  

Two Brenham police officers were taken to the hospital after suffering injuries while attempting to arrest a suspect who led authorities on a multi-county chase Friday afternoon.

According to a release from the Brenham Police Department, officers stopped a vehicle around 4 p.m. near the 6200 block of Highway 290 East for speeding and other offenses.

21-year-old Trayvon May was taken into custody for various traffic violations, and was handcuffed and placed into the patrol car.  While the two officers were outside of the vehicle, police say May was able to escape from his handcuffs and, as officers opened the door, exit the patrol car, assaulting them both.

According to police, May ran back to his vehicle and attempted to flee.  Both officers struggled with him while he was in the driver's seat, and at one point during the fight were pushed partially under the suspect's car.  Police say May then attempted to run them over, with one of the officers firing their weapon in defense, striking the vehicle twice.

The suspect fled eastbound on Highway 290.  One of the officers pursued him to Chappell Hill, where he lost sight of him.  State troopers were able to intercept the suspect in Waller County and pursue him into Harris County, where he eventually crashed at Highway 290 and Gessner Road.

Authorities say May then fled on foot from officers and injured himself after jumping about 50 feet from the Highway 290 overpass.  He was taken into custody for Aggravated Assault against Peace Officers with a Motor Vehicle, with other charges pending.

Both injured Brenham police officers were taken to Baylor Scott & White in Brenham for treatment of minor injuries.  After treatment and observation, both have been released.  The Brenham Police Department is withholding their names at this time until next of kin are notified.

Aiding in the investigation and pursuit included DPS, Blinn College police, Texas Rangers and other agencies.  The Brenham Fire Department also assisted at the initial crime scene.

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