Beeville police officers went to the 1600 block of West Milam Street searching for Jaime DeLeon because he had a warrant charging him with violation of probation on a possession of a controlled substance conviction, said Police Chief Joe Treviño.
Officers saw DeLeon walking away from the area and attempted to stop him.
The man resisted their efforts and took off running, Treviño said.
When the officers caught him, the man pulled a knife but dropped it, according to a report by one of the officers.
One of the officers grabbed his baton and hit DeLeon on the leg several times before they both fell to the ground.
Both officers struggled to get control of the man.
DeLeon, one of the officers wrote in his report, grabbed onto one of the officer’s pistol but the officer was able to knock his hand away.
After more struggling the officers eventually got the man handcuffed and in custody.
They arrested him on charges of evading arrest, resisting arrest, two counts of assault of a public servant and attempting to take possession of a weapon.
He was additionally arrested on a charge of possession of a controlled substance after the officers said they found a bag of white powder that tested positive for cocaine.
Both officers received scrapes and bruises but no life-threatening injuries.
Treviño said, “We thought one of them had a broken hand but we had it X-rayed and it wasn’t.”