A Brownwood man is accused of hitting his girlfriend’s car with his pickup Sunday night and then fleeing from police with his 21-month-old son in his truck.
Maximino Guerrero, 36, is in the Brown County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a motor vehicle, endangering a child and evading arrest with a vehicle, jail records state. A Border Patrol hold has also been placed on Guerrero.
Police said Guerrero was arrested after stopping his pickup on U.S. Highway 183 South about 2 1/2 miles outside of Early.
Brownwood Police Lt. John Harper said a 22-year-old woman, who had previously lived with Guerrero and given birth to his son, told him she’d allowed Guerrero to visit his son Sunday. She insisted, however, that the visitation take place at Guerrero’s parents house on Avenue E, Harper’s report quoted the woman as saying.
Later, the woman returned to her apartment in the 300 block of Bluffview and saw Guerrero sitting with their son in his pickup. Guerrero wouldn’t speak with her so she drove away in her 1998 Ford Taurus and he followed her in his pickup, Harper’s report states.
Guerrero’s pickup hit her car three times, and the woman called 9-1-1 on her cell phone at 9:18 p.m. Harper saw the two vehicles on Austin Avenue just south of Center and got behind them. The woman pulled into the Skinny’s parking lot at 206 W. Austin, Harper’s report states.
Harper followed the pickup, which turned right onto Main and accelerated rapidly. Harper activated his patrol car’s emergency lights, and the pickup stopped in the 300 block of North Main. Harper walked toward the pickup, and as he reached the tailgate area, Guerrero sped away, Harper’s report states.
Harper lost sight of the truck but believed it was going east on Commerce. A dispatcher radioed that someone had reported the truck had sped through the Early Boulevard and C.C. Woodson intersection going 90 mph, Harper’s report states.
Reserve sheriff’s deputy Troy Sweatman, driving in a pickup with no emergency equipment, saw the truck going south on Highway 183 and followed it until it stopped. Sweatman was able to detain Guerrero until other officers with the Brownwood and Early police departments and the sheriff’s office arrived.