Homeless man accused of stabbing Abilene police officer in leg indicted

A Taylor County grand jury indicted 40 people on Thursday including a homeless man accused of stabbing a police officer in the leg and an Abilene man also charged in a deadly drag race in Austin.on charges ranging from aggravated assault of a public servant to bugrlary.

7. Gary Lee Reed – aggravated assault (two paragraphs), 2nd count assault family violence enhanced (four paragraphs) (two priors)

21. Christina Marie Gonzalez – possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, 2nd count possession of methamphetamine, 3rd count possession of cocaine with intent to deliver

34. Diana Solis Rodriguez – tamper with evidence (one prior), 2nd count possession of methamphetamine (two state jail priors)

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A suspect has been indicted for stabbing an Abilene police officer in the leg during an altercation in July. 

The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Daniel McCord, was indicted for Aggravated Assault Against a Peace Officer Wednesday.

Police said the incident started the morning of July 21 when officers were called to a bakery in the 200-block of Cypress Street. 

A man was demanding things from the bakery. He appeared to be under the influence of drugs, police said.

Officers arrived but the suspect was gone. Officers eventually found the suspect, later identified as McCord, in the 500-block of Pine Street. After a foot chase. McGuire was able to catch McCord.

As McGuire was taking McCord down, McGuire was stabbed in the right thigh by what's described as a 5-inch tactical knife. 

"He has a lengthy history with APD and many of our downtown businesses," said Abilene Police Chief Stan Standridge. "In fact, I was recently on a call involving him on June 22nd, and when we took him into custody then, he had a small axe and several knives on his waistband."

Police Chief Stan Standridge said Officer McGuire was in good spirits and will remain off for several days while he recovers.

"Had this puncture been a few inches over, the outcome would have been tragically different, as the femoral artery would have been affected," Standridge said. "Fortunately, all officers on scene had their issued tourniquets on their person."

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