Search For Man Who Assaulted Local Deputy Called Off

WACO (May 22, 2013)— McLennan county deputies and DPS troopers called off an early Wednesday morning search for a man they say assaulted a deputy during an attempt to serve a warrant.

A Department of Public Safety communications officer said the search was suspended early Wednesday morning but it could resume later in the day.

McLennan County Chief Deputy Matt Cawthon said the suspect was wanted for assaulting a deputy as the officers tried to serve a warrant on the man.

The deputy was not seriously injured.

Deputies, aided by DPS troopers and a DPS air unit, set up a perimeter in the Lincoln City Road area, near Elm Mott, but were unable to find the suspect.

At one point lawmen thought the suspect may have taken the deputy’s stun gun but it was found a short time later.

Cawthon said search dogs were brought in to search a wooded area near the perimeter but they were unable to locate the suspect.

Cawthon also said a man who has been the subject of a search since an encounter with two Mart police officers were injured in a chase also has not yet been located but that case has been handed off to the U.S. Marshal’s Fugitive Task Force who is actively looking for that man.

Mart police Chief David Monthey said Tuesday officers located the pick up truck that Teddy Davenport was driving the night he crashed into a Mart police car but the search for Davenport is ongoing.

The dirty black Ford pick up truck was found near Grand Prairie but Davenport was no where to be found.

Davenport, 43, has been the subject of a search since Sunday when he rammed his pick up into a Mart police car and injured two officers who were pursuing him.

Both officers were taken to a Waco hospital where they were treated for injuries and later released, Cawthon said.

Cawthon said Davenport should be considered armed and dangerous.