WICHITA COUNTY, TX (KAUZ) - New details are emerging following an officer involved shooting in Wichita County on August 9.
According to arrest affidavits, Cody Workman, 28, was court committed by the Young County Sheriff's Office to the North Texas State Hospital in Wichita Falls.
The documents state Workman was 'extremely violent' and had 'assaulted' officers in the past. The morning of August 9 Workman 'walked off' the NTSH campus and a search ensued. The WFPD and other agencies assisted in the search for Workman for several hours before suspending it around 12:19 p.m.
But patrol continued in the area. Later that afternoon, around 3:30 p.m., a WFPD officers spotted Workman in the 2400 block of Rathgeber Road and called out over the police radio that he was in foot pursuit.
The officer and Workman got into a physical struggle and Workman was able to overpower the officer and took off towards the officer's patrol vehicle.
Workman made it to the officer's vehicle that was unlocked with the driver's side window down and the engine was running. During the pursuit, the officer deployed his Taser, but it had no effect on Workman.
Workman is accused of turning the wheels towards where the officer was, putting the vehicle in drive, and accelerated towards the officer.
The officer was struck by the left front of the patrol vehicle. The left tire rolled over the officer's foot and the driver's side mirror hit the officer in the torso. During this time the officer continued to yell at Workman to stop.
The officer suffered minor injuries. Sometime during this incident, the officer fired his primary weapon at Workman, hitting him once in the lower torso, sometime after the Taser was deployed.
Workman has been charged with Aggravated Assault on a Peace Officer, Theft Over $30,000 Under $150,000 and Evading Arrest following this incident.
Workman is in the Wichita County Jail on a $65,000 bond. He was being treated at United Regional Health Care System until Thursday afternoon when he was booked into the jail.