Oklahoma City Police Officer Attacked By Burglary Suspect
OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City police officer is recovering from an attack at the hands of a suspect.
That suspect and his twin brother are in the Oklahoma County jail Tuesday night. The officer was rushed from the scene to OU Medical Center with serious injuries, but is expected to make a full recovery. An investigation is now underway.
It happened just before 2 p.m. Tuesday. A rookie Oklahoma City Police officer and a field training officer arrived as a home was being burglarized. Nobody was there at the time except the two suspects, Tremaine and Jermaine Williams, who are twin brothers.
Police say one suspect was already gone and the one who was still there took off, and while chasing him the two officers were separated. They caught Jermaine Williams in a nearby driveway and say he wrestled away the rookie officer's baton.
“The suspect took the baton from the rookie officer and hit him over the head with it causing a large gash,” Capt. Paco Balderrama said. Jermaine was arrested and the officer was rushed to the hospital. Meanwhile, the suspects' mother showed up to the scene.
“They won't let me do anything,” Claudine Williams said.
As police are questioning her, they found Tremaine Williams hiding inside a house down the street from where his brother was found. They surrounded the house with guns drawn.
“We managed to make telephone contact with this person,” Balderrama said. “He came out safely, willingly without any weapons and was taken into custody without any incident.”
“Enough is enough, and if one of my kids get shot it's not going to be nice,” Williams said.
Both suspects are no strangers to law enforcement. Both have various criminal convictions. They have been in the Oklahoma County Jail a combined 70 times.