October 24, 2020
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Wanted man avoiding warrant struck by car: US Marshals

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The U.S Marshals Service says a wanted man was struck by one of their vehicles in Texas after he tried to flee deputies attempting to serve a warrant.

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A wanted man is out of the hospital after authorities say he was struck by a deputy’s car while running from the U.S. Marshals Service attempting to serve him a warrant.

The incident happened in a hotel parking lot in Corpus Christi, Texas late Tuesday, KIII-TV reported. Deputies said the man, who wasn’t named, was wanted on a probation violation.

“While we were identifying ourselves to him, he attempted to flee and pull a gun,’’ Deputy U.S. Marshal Al Luján told McClatchy News. “And at the same time officers saw that gun being pulled, he was struck by [a U.S. Marshals] car.”

Luján said the man had no injuries but was evaluated at a local hospital before being released.

He now faces an additional charge for felony possession of a firearm, authorities said.

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Tanasia is a national Real-Time reporter based in Atlanta covering Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi and the southeastern U.S. She’s an alumna of Kennesaw State University and joined McClatchy in 2020.

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