Wanted man threatens area deputy after traffic stop

David Ray Torres, 31, is charged with terroristic threat against a peace officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and assault of a family/house member by impeding breath/circulation. (Jail photo)
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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) A wanted man, who deputies say was driving a stolen vehicle with drugs inside, faces a list of charges after he was arrested following a traffic stop in Limestone County.

After his arrest he threatened to assault the deputy who pulled him over, sheriff’s Cpl. Jake Willet, once he was released from jail, Limestone County authorities said Thursday.

David Ray Torres, 31, is charged with terroristic threat against a peace officer, unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of a controlled substance, and assault of a family/house member by impeding breath/circulation.

Torres remained in the Limestone County Jail Thursday in lieu of $40,000 in bonds on those four charges, and was held without bond on two additional charges of possession of a controlled substance and prohibited substance in a correctional facility.

Torres was pulled over Wednesday night on State Highway 84 east of Mexia.

Deputies discovered the vehicle he was driving was stolen and that he was named in Mexia warrants.

Deputies say there was also methamphetamine in plain sight inside the stolen vehicle.