Police End Search Of Local Field For Man Who Rammed Patrol Car

Teddy Davenport (Police photo)
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TEMPLE (May 20, 2013)—Officers searched on the ground and from the air Monday in Temple for a man who fled from police Sunday, ramming a patrol car and injuring two officers.

The search for Teddy Davenport, 43, was focused on a field off of Industrial Boulevard on the north side of the city.

Officers got a tip early Monday that he was in the area.

The search started at around 6 a.m., but police ended it at around noon.

Patrol officers were advised to be on the lookout for the man, however.

About 20 officers including two K-9 units searched the field and vacant industrial buildings in the area.

Police say Davenport, who has a criminal history, has said he is not going back to jail.

The initial chase Sunday started as Mart officers tried to serve warrants on Davenport, McLennan County Chief Deputy Sheriff Matt Cawthon said Monday.

A DPS communications officer said he was monitoring the chase at about 6:40 p.m. Sunday when the Mart officers reported over their radio that they had been involved in a car crash and were injured.

The fleeing driver fled after the crash and then escaped during another pursuit when deputies encountered him a second time.

DPS troopers from Limestone County and McLennan County deputies responded to the crash scene along Big Creek Road, about 5 to 6 miles north of Mart, just inside the Limestone County line.

Mart police, deputies and DPS troopers fanned out throughout eastern McLennan County and western Limestone County searching for the dirty black 2005 Ford pickup truck Davenport is believed to be driving.

The truck has two-tone gold stripes on the bottom, a tool box in the back and Texas license plate number BW2-3657.

Both Mart officers were treated at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center and then were released Sunday night, Cawton said.

Cawthon said investigators interviewed Davenport’s wife and a second woman he identified as the man’s girlfriend Sunday night in Marlin, but neither had information about the suspect’s whereabouts.