Texas inmate being transferred gets atop moving patrol car

Published 07-26-2018

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ABILENE, Texas (AP) - A 150-mile drive to transfer an inmate from Wichita Falls to Abilene turned into a wild ride when he broke a window and got on the roof of the moving patrol car.

Travelers driving by shot video of Wednesday's antics by 31-year-old Martin Gregory Estrada of Abilene.

Taylor County jail records show Estrada was being held Thursday on escape, evading arrest, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and drug possession charges. Bond was $680,000.

The sheriff's office in Abilene says Estrada was being treated at the Red River Hospital in Wichita Falls but allegedly assaulted someone. Estrada was being returned to Abilene when he slipped out of handcuffs, shattered the passenger-side window and climb atop the patrol car.

The deputy who was driving summoned help and didn't stop until other officers arrived.

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