Killeen Man Indicted for Ramming Police Vehicle After Chase
A Central Texas man who was shot by a police officer after an intense chase back on Aug. 30 was indicted Wednesday on two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant.
Our news partner, KWTX, reports that Mario Martin, 30 of Killeen, was speeding around 4 p.m. on Aug. 30 when officers began to chase him.
Dashcam video shows Martin, “ignoring traffic signs and lights, spinning out and off the roadway, as well as weaving in and out of other traffic on the roadway during the pursuit,” said the affidavit.
During the chase, Martin ran a red light and struck another vehicle. Shortly after, Martin rammed a police car head-on
“The suspect’s vehicle is seen spinning around as a result of the impact and comes to rest facing the police vehicle occupied by both Officer Richard Hatfield and Officer Erik Hydorn. The suspect vehicle then accelerates towards the police vehicle, striking Hatfield and Hydorn’s vehicle head-on." Officer Hydorn discharges his duty weapon at the suspect, then the suspect attempts to reverse his vehicle. Officer Hydorn discharges his duty weapon again in an attempt to stop the suspect,” according to the affidavit.
KWTX also reported, "He was released into police custody on Sept. 1 and was booked into the Bell County Jail where he remains in lieu of bonds totaling more than $600,000 charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and evading arrest with a motor vehicle."