Motel 6 Assault Suspect Nabbed Near Walmart After Foot Chase
Eric Estrada, who was wanted for assaulting a male victim inside a Motel 6 room in San Angelo was located last night leaving the Walmart on 29th St. at 10 p.m.
San Angelo Police Officer Eric Tabone attempted to stop Estrada for a traffic violation. Estrada drove his vehicle with Officer Tabone in pursuit to the area around 27th St, where Estrada pulled into a private driveway and ran.
Tabone caught Estrada after a brief foot chase.
Estrada was found in possession of a small bag of marijuana and a glass pipe was recovered from the path of the foot chase.
Meanwhile, back at Estrada’s vehicle, San Angelo Police service dog Thor alerted on an unspent bullet in the center console.
Estrada was arrested with outstanding County and City Warrants, Evading Arrest/Detention with Prior Conviction, Class B Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
San Angelo Police said that Estrada was the subject of an Arrest Warrant issued in connection with an Aggravated Assault incident that occurred earlier this month at the Motel 6 located at 311 N. Bryant Blvd. Police were called to the scene after a motel staff member found blood and bullet holes inside one of the unoccupied rooms.
Subsequent to the investigation, police learned Estrada and Frank Mayo were named as suspects who allegedly assaulted one of the motel’s occupants.
Investigators later obtained Arrest Warrants for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon for both Mayo and Estrada. Mayo was located and arrested for his warrant on February 16, 2014.
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