Lufkin police release video, 911 call from car ramming incident

Daniel Huerta (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Daniel Huerta (Source: Angelina County Jail)

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested a 39-year-old man Friday man in connection to allegations that he rammed his ex-girlfriend's Ford Mustang repeatedly on Timberland Drive.

While he was doing so, he was waving a hammer out his window in a threatening manner, according to the Lufkin Police Department.

Daniel Ramirez Huerta, of Lufkin, was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a vehicle. The incident remains under investigation, and more charges may be pending.

Lufkin police released dashcam video and the 911 call of the event Friday afternoon.

In the video, it shows a car believed to be driven by Huerta, hitting the Mustang on the side before the police vehicle stops the car on North Timberland Drive.

Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department, said Huerta was arrested at about 10:15 a.m. Friday for allegedly ramming his ex-girlfriend's car repeatedly and threatening her with a hammer.

"She called 911 at 10:09 a.m. to report that he was driving behind her on Timberland Drive and that she was in fear of him," Pebsworth said. "While she was on the phone with dispatch, Huerta began ramming her Ford Mustang with his Toyota Corolla. He also had a hammer in his hand, waving it out the window at her in a threatening manner."

Huerta rammed the woman's car multiple times before Lufkin PD officers found them near the Big's convenience store on North Timberland Drive and took Huerta into custody, Pebsworth said.

When Lufkin PD officers searched Huerta's vehicle, they found the hammer under his front passenger seat, Pebsworth said.

"The woman reported him running her off the road on a Loop 287 feeder near Eye Mart Express last week," Pebsworth said. "During that incident, she said that he threatened to kill her and struck her window with his fist before fleeing the scene."

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