GILMER — Authorities are seeking a man suspected of kicking a state trooper in the leg and fleeing on foot after a traffic stop near Gilmer on Thursday morning, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Jean Dark said.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Gilmer DPS office at 903-797-2753.
The incident occurred on U.S. Highway 271 just south of Gilmer when DPS Trooper Brandon Love stopped a man for an expired registration sticker and became aware of narcotics, which may have been sticking out of the motorist’s pants, Trooper Dark said.
She said she believed a struggle ensued, during which Love was kicked. He was treated and released at East Texas Medical Center-Gilmer for minor injuries, Trooper Dark said.