Man Tries to Evade Police, Gets Hurt, Then Caught, MT ROSE, October 7, 2014 - Shortly after 9 am on October 6, 2014, Officer David Weeks with the State Park Police was on duty at Livingston State Park. Officer Weeks observed an older model black Ford Mustang that was parked with the driver passed out. Weeks approached the vehicle and asked for the driver's identification, as Weeks was in the process of identifying the driver, Keith Louie Wilkerson, 35, of Trinity, opted to evade and sped away. Weeks jumped into his vehicle and pursued Wilkerson. Wilkerson sped to the exit, made a right turn onto FM-3126. The pursuit led to FM-1988 south where Wilkerson made a left turn and was headed in the direction of Livingston. During the pursuit, Wilkerson rammed Weeks' unit with his car. In the meantime, Deputies from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Troopers with the Texas Highway Patrol were responding to Weeks' radio calls. Wilkerson suddenly and unexpectedly turned left onto some private property, jumped out of his vehicle, ran across 1988 and attempted to jump a barbed wire fence. Wilkerson's attempt to jump the fence wasn't successful and in the process he cut his arm wide open Deputies quickly apprehended Wilkerson. An ambulance from Americare Ambulance Service was dispatched. Wilkerson was transported to CHI Livingston Memorial Hospital and later to Jail. Wilkerson is facing felony charges; he was charged with aggravated assault against public servant (when he rammed his car into Weeks' unit) and evading arrest in a vehicle. Wilkerson's vehicle was recovered by Fawbush Body Shop.
Wilkerson's older model Ford Mustang sits on private property where he ditched his car and attmempted to flee on foot.
State Park Police Officer David Weeks (right) speaks with Sheriff's Deputies.
Sergeant Lee Rogers (left) and Deputy William Jerry assisted Weeks.
Law enforcement units from the Polk County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Highway Patrol responded.
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