WACO (June 25, 2012)—Three felony complaints were filed Monday against a fugitive who was arrested Sunday afternoon after leading authorities on a high-speed chase on his motorcycle from Hewitt up Bagby Avenue to Loop 340 in Waco.
Joseph Labarbera, 35, was in the McLennan County Jail Monday charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, evading arrest with a vehicle and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a public servant.
He fled on a motorcycle as Hewitt police officers and U.S. marshals were serving an arrest warrant at a home at 541 North Old Hewitt late Sunday morning.
The ensuing chase, which police said reached speeds as high as 90 miles per hour, ended abruptly when the motorcycle struck a U.S. marshal’s vehicle on the Bagby Avenue bridge over Loop 340 as Labarbera attempted to avoid another vehicle.
Authorities said the man got up, pulled out a knife and threatened officers, who responded by bumping him with a car and then shooting him with a stun gun.
Labarbera was taken to Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center and then was jailed after he was treated for minor injuries and released.
He was originally wanted in connection with an attack on his father, police said.
Another domestic violence charge could be filed as a result of an incident that was reported after he fled the residence on Sunday, police said.