Texas City officer injured while trying to arrest suspect with several felony warrants, officials say

The Texas City officer was injured while trying to arrest the suspect

Texas City – A Texas City police officer is recovering in the hospital after the department says he was attacked while responding to a crash.

According to officials, the officer was responding to a minor crash at Palmer Highway and 35th Street when he realized one of the men involved in the incident had felony warrants for marijuana, evading arrest and human smuggling.

Investigators said Roberto Carlos Perez resisted arrest and got into a scuffle with one of the officers.

During the altercation, investigators said the officer fell on a piece of metal from the crash, which caused a serious cut to his arm.

The officer was transported to UTMB Galveston in stable condition.

Perez was eventually taken into custody, and will now face an additional charge of assault on a peace officer. His bond was set at $80,000.

Roberto Carlos Perez, charged with assault on a police officer. (KPRC)

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