Update from DPS – The suspect involved in the Greenville incident has been identified as Matthias B. Slaughter, 30, of Garland. Mr. Slaughter was treated and released from the hospital last night. He was transported from the hospital to the Hunt County Jail without incident and charged with DWI, evading arrest or detention with a vehicle, resisting arrest and aggravated assault on a public servant.
The trooper was treated and released from the hospital late last night and is recuperating at home. The Texas Rangers investigation is ongoing and no additional information is currently available.
From Department of Public Safety
Here is the preliminary information on the incident. At approximately 6:30 pm, a Highway Patrol Trooper made a traffic stop on a Chrysler SUV on the right shoulder of IH 30, near Division Street, in Greenville. After developing probable cause, the Trooper attempted to arrest the driver for DWI.
According to the preliminary investigation, the suspect fled from the Trooper and reentered the SUV and drove approximately 100 yards, dragging the Trooper. During the incident, the Trooper discharged his firearm and struck the suspect.
The suspect then crashed the SUV into the concrete barrier that divides the east and west lanes of IH-30 and fled on foot across the eastbound lanes of IH-30. The Trooper gave chase and apprehended the suspect in a parking lot on the south side of the interstate.
The suspect sustained non-life threatening injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment. The Trooper sustained non-life threatening injuries from being dragged and was transported to a medical center for treatment.
The incident is under investigation by the Texas Rangers. There is no additional information currently available.