CAMERON (March 21, 2014) A Cameron man was named in a three-count indictment Thursday in connection with an attack on a Cameron police officer.
Verdell Renard Wells, 37, was charged with assault on a public servant, attempting to take a weapon from an officer and impersonating a peace officer, Milam County Grand Jury records showed.
Cameron police Chief Randy Dixon said Officer Luis Alejo was injured early in the morning on February 21 as he was attempting to arrest another man who also claimed to be a police officer.
Alejo was treated and later released from Scott and White Hospital, in Temple, however likely will require more medical treatment in the future, Dixon said.
Dixon said Alejo was sent at about 1:15 a.m. to 8th Street and Martin Luther Kind Drive to investigate a report of suspicious activity.
Alejo encountered a man and during an attempt to take the suspect into custody, the suspect threw an object onto the ground.
As Alejo was trying to arrest the man, the suspect claimed he, too, was a police officer and was only in the area "doing his job," Dixon said.
The man began fighting with Alejo and at one point tried to take the officer's weapon.
A large crowd had gathered and at one point Alejo asked for help, but no one came to his aid, Dixon said.
Eventually Milam County Sheriff's deputies and other Cameron police officers arrived and arrested the suspect.