Abilene man, 39, indicted for assaulting police officer

ABILENE, Texas - A 39-year-old man who fled from police in January has been indicted for assaulting a police officer.

A grand jury charged Raymond Guy Richards with aggravated assault of a public servant and assault of a public servant.

Richards allegedly was trying to flee from an officer on Danville Drive on Jan. 18. Police say he used his vehicle as a weapon against the officer to try and get away.

The arresting officer, Jessica Watkins, suffered minor scrapes and bruises.

Richards was booked into the Taylor County Jail a few days after the incident.

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