Suspect in Aggravated Assault of Two Game Wardens in Custody

Texas game wardens, with assistance from local and state officers, have arrested a suspect in the injury of two game wardens following a pursuit early Saturday. The arrest was made about two miles southeast of Teague in Freestone County at 3:15 p.m. today.

Taken into custody was Teddy Wayne Davenport, 44. He has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault on a police officer and one misdemeanor charge of evading arrest. He was taken to the Limestone County Jail.

Two game wardens were on routine patrol early Saturday in McLennan County looking for road hunters when they attempted to stop a vehicle they had seen operating on a public road without headlights. The driver of the vehicle rammed the state vehicle the two wardens were in, but both vehicles were still drivable.

The driver of the suspect vehicle left the scene and the wardens gave pursuit. During that pursuit, someone in the fleeing truck shined a bright light into the eyes of the wardens and their vehicle went off the roadway, striking a culture. Both game wardens were injured, one requiring hospitalization.

The investigation was ongoing this afternoon.

Assisting in the manhunt and investigation were sheriff’s deputies from Freestone, Limestone and McLennan counties, the Texas Department of Public Safety, including the agency’s aviation unit, and the Teague Police Department.