Suspect caught in chase that injured game wardens

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Teddy Wayne Davenport

By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

A Mart man allegedly involved in a pursuit that led to a crash that injured two game wardens was arrested yesterday afternoon outside Teague.

The events began Friday, Oct. 4, on Cottonwood Creek Road near Mart. According to TPWD, two game wardens were on “routine patrol” early Saturday in McLennan County looking for road hunters when they tried to stop a 2008 Ford pickup they had seen operating without headlights. When they tried to stop the Ford, the pickup rammed their vehicle, then took off down FM 342.

The pursuit began but someone in the fleeing truck shined a bright light into the eyes of the wardens, TPWD said in a press release late yesterday afternoon. The wardens' pickup left the roadway on FM 342 near FM 339 in Limestone County, then crashed into a culvert.

One warden was treated and released from Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center. The other warden, DPS said, had broken bones and was in stable condition Monday at Hillcrest.

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