Officer Jason Heisel, an eight-year veteran, suffered a foot injury and was treated at Medical Center Arlington. He was released Wednesday night and is at home recovering today, according to a Facebook post by Arlington police.
Tarrant County Jail records show that the suspect faces charges of delivery or manufacture of a controlled substance, evading arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant.
The man, whose last known address was in Fort Worth, has a record of multiple felony drug convictions and was wanted for questioning in an ongoing investigation, Sheriff’s Department spokesman Terry Grisham said in a news release.
Arlington police said the chase began at about 4:15 p.m. after an officer saw the suspect commit a traffic violation in the 6000 block of West Pioneer Parkway. The suspect, who was driving a red SUV, led officers on a chase for several blocks that went into a residential area of Dalworthington Gardens.
On Estates Drive, a cul-de-sac, the suspect made a U-turn and headed for Heisel, who took evasive action and went down, police said.
The suspect turned onto Sieber Drive, another cul-de-sac, drove through a fence and fled, but officers soon had him in custody, police said.
-- Bill Miller and Patrick M. Walker