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Incident at 1800 West Street

March 28, 2006 -- Charges have been filed against a suspect in the aggravated assault of a Houston police officer at 1800 West Street on February 9, 2006.

The suspect, Nathan Laquinn Johnson (b/m, DOB 9/18/61), has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer in the 230th State District Court.

HPD Homicide Division Sergeant H. Riojas and Officer R. Cervantes reported:

Johnson knocked a Houston police officer to the ground causing the officer to lose consciousness during a traffic stop of a vehicle occupied by the suspect. Johnson disarmed the unconscious officer and fled the scene. Investigators developed information, which led to his arrest on March 23, 2006. The officer and several witnesses have positively identified Johnson. At this time, the officer's weapon has not been recovered.

NJM/MES 3/28/06
Inc #22197606

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