HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - A Hudson Police officer arrested a 33-year-old Lufkin man after he allegedly assaulted an elderly person and fled the scene. Then when the officer caught the suspect, he allegedly resisted arrest and kicked at the side door of the patrol vehicle.
Richard Barrios Guerra was booked into the Angelina County Jail Saturday on a felony injury to elderly charge, and three misdemeanor charges - assault causing bodily injury - family violence, evading arrest, and resisting arrest. He was released later that day after he posted a collective bail amount of $12,000.
According to the Hudson Police Department Facebook page, an HPD officer was dispatched out to a home in the 100 block of Shady Grove Loop in response to a report of a disturbance. When he arrived on the scene, the victim told him that he had been punched repeatedly in the face.
The officer noticed injuries to the victim's face that were consistent with what he said had happened.
The Facebook post stated that the suspect, who was later identified as Guerra, fled the scene before the officer arrived. After the officer patrolled the area in an attempt for a while, he located the suspect, who allegedly fled when the officer approached him.
The suspect was located a second time when he tried to re-enter the residence.
According to the department's Facebook page, the officer was able to put handcuffs on Guerra, but he allegedly resisted arrest by locking up his body and kicking at the officer in what appeared to be an attempt to trip him.
After "lengthy period of time," the officer managed to put Guerra in the back of the patrol vehicle. Once he was inside the patrol vehicle, Guerra allegedly started kicking at the side door of the vehicle.