TRINITY, TX (KTRE) - A Trinity County constable was injured Tuesday afternoon after the suspect he was transporting allegedly jumped from his vehicle and a sheriff's deputy rear-ended the constable's pickup after the sudden stop.
According to a press release, the incident occurred at approximately 12:38 p.m. Tuesday.
Precinct 2 Constable Mark Cole had just taken Jeffery Mackey into custody on an assault-family violence charge and was transporting Mackey to the jail. Cole's vehicle was moving, Mackey leaped from it in an apparent escape attempt, the press release stated.
When Cole came to a sudden stop, a patrol car driven by Trinity County Sheriff's deputy Wells slammed into the back of Cole's constable vehicle, the press release stated. Mackey ran from the scene, but he was taken back into custody a short distance from the scene of the collision.
According to the press release, Cole has been transported to a Conroe area hospital for treatment. He was alert and complaining of arm and shoulder pain
"Mackey remains in custody and is being held at the Trinity emergency room," the press release stated. "Deputy Wells received no major injuries."
Because the collision involved two law enforcement agencies within the county, Trinity County Sheriff Woody Wallace asked Trinity Police Chief Steve Jones to conduct the accident investigation.
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