Houston County Sheriff's Office: Man falls on face after escaping from patrol unit

Ricky Peacock (Source: Houston County Jail)
Ricky Peacock (Source: Houston County Jail)

KENNARD, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff's Office arrested a 50-year-old Kennard man on multiple felony and misdemeanor charges after he allegedly went to his girlfriend's house and assaulted he Saturday night.

The suspect, Ricky Lyn Peacock also allegedly ran from deputies, resisted arrest, and tried to escape from the back of a Houston County Sheriff's Office patrol vehicle once he was in custody.

Peacock is still being held in the Houston County Jail on two third-degree felony charges of escape while in custody and assault-family violence impeding breath or circulation and three Class A misdemeanors - violating a protective order, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. No bail has been set at this time.

According to the arrest affidavit HCSO deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call at a residence in the 400 block of Agnes Street in Kennard at approximately 10:15 p.m. Saturday. When the deputies arrived on the scene, they noticed a blue 4-door car with the driver's side door open parked near the home's front steps.

After one of the deputies got out of his patrol unit, he heard a woman screaming inside the residence, the affidavit stated. The deputy ran to the entrance and made contact with Peacock, who immediately shut the front door.

The affidavit stated the deputy heard the female voice shouting, "Leave me alone," and made a "forceful entry" into the home. When he did, he reportedly spotted Peacock running toward the home's back door

Although the deputy shouted, "Stop, Ricky! It's the Sheriff's Office," Peacock allegedly kept going and fled into a thick, brushy area located on the west side of the property, the affidavit stated. The deputy continued to order Peacock to come out and turn himself into authorities.

Deputies found Peacock lying hidden in the brushy area a short time later. When they ordered him to roll over onto his stomach and put his hands behind his back, he allegedly refused, according to the affidavit. After a brief struggle, one of the HCSO deputies cuffed Peacock and took him into custody.

When one of the deputies went into the home to check on the victim, she told him that Peacock came over to her house and started assaulting her. The woman also said that Peacock appeared to be under the influence of alcohol.

At one point, the victim tried to call 911 for help, and Peacock allegedly yanked the phone from her hands, pulled the battery out, and threw the phone away from her. The affidavit said the deputy noticed several bruises and scrapes on the woman's face.

Then, the deputy heard a loud bang coming from the patrol unit. According to the affidavit, he heard a voice outside yelling, "He's getting out. He's trying to run!"

When the deputy went to the patrol unit, he found Peacock lying on his back with blood coming from his forehead and nose. The affidavit stated that Peacock had escaped through the rear passenger window of the patrol unit.

Peacock was transported to East Texas Medical Center Crockett. After he was medically cleared, he was transported to the Houston County Jail.

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