LOCKHART, Texas (KXAN) — A man who escaped police custody in Lockhart after stealing an officer’s flashlight and using it against him, has been arrested, officials wrote in a press release Friday afternoon.
Around 1 a.m., the officer went to investigate a suspicious person at 1125 S. Colorado Street and found Cody Bennett Gomez, 17. The officer discovered there was a burglary of a habitation arrest warrant out for Gomez, and tried to arrest him.
Lockhart police say Gomez struggled, then used the flashlight to escape. Despite a search, which included a police helicopter, he was not found. The officer was taken to the hospital but has since been released.
Hours later, a Lockhart police detective recognized Gomez walking through an apartment complex and he was arrested without further resistence.
Gomez now also faces charges of aggravated assault of a public servant, resisting arrest using a deadly weapon and evading arrest with a prior conviction charges.