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updated 12:55 PM UTC, Oct 14, 2018

Tyler Co. man held without bond after fighting deputies

Ronnie BankstonRonnie BankstonA Colmesneil man is being held without bail at the Tyler County Jail after he fled from officers attempting to interview him as part of a theft investigation Saturday morning.

Tyler County deputies went to a home on CR 4094 at about 9:25 a.m. Saturday, May 26, to speak with Ronzie Bankston, 39, of Colmesneil. As the officers got out of their patrol vehicle, they saw a white male run away from the residence, ignoring their orders to stop.

Deputies pursued the suspect on foot as he ran across CR 4094 and into an abandoned house. As he entered the house, the man tripped and fell. On the ground, he began kicking and struggling against the deputies. He was handcuffed after a brief struggle.

Bankston also had two outstanding warrants for his arrest, a motion to revoke his probation for having a prohibited substance in a correctional facility, and failure to appear in court on that charge.

Bankston was booked into the Tyler County Jail for evading arrest, resisting arrest, and assault of a public servant. He remains in the Tyler County Jail. A $15,000 bond was set for one of the charges, and District Judge Delinda Gibbs-Walker denied bond on two new charges.

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