(Orange, Texas)

April 30, 2014

Assault victim later arrested for evading arrest/detention

Dawn Burleigh
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — A woman became concerned when two men she did not know were sitting in a vehicle in her driveway at approximately 9:45 p.m. Sunday.

When an Orange Police Department officer arrived, he spotted two men in the driveway at the 2400 block of 16th Street.

Demarcus Waggoner, 28, one of the men in the driveway, started walking away as the officer passed in the vehicle.

The officer parked his car in a near by parking lot and asked Waggoner to stop walking away.

Waggoner told the officer he hadn’t done anything wrong according to a police report.

The officer continued to ask Waggoner to stop several times before Waggoner started to run from the officer.

A second officer returned to the police vehicle to pursue the man by car while the first officer perused Waggoner on foot.

Waggoner was apprehended near Alden and West Lutcher and arrested for evading arrest/ detention.

Waggoner told the officers he ran because he was scared.

The homeowner told the officers that the men did not try to enter her home. Not knowing why they were there had frightened her according to the police report.

Waggoner had reported an assault 11:15 a.m. Saturday at the 1600 block of 16th Street.

Waggoner was on the ground with injuries to his face when officers arrived at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing into the incident according to City of Orange Police Captain Cliff Hargrave.