Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant Arrest
FORNEY, TX – On Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at about 12:36pm, patrol officers with the Forney Police Department on proactive patrol initiated a traffic stop for a hazardous moving violation. The driver and sole occupant of the vehicle initially stopped in a parking lot in the 500 block of Marketplace Boulevard. During the traffic stop, officers determined that there were illegal narcotics inside the vehicle, and the driver began reaching under his seat disregarding instructions from officers. In order to protect themselves and to prevent the suspect from accessing a weapon, officers attempted to restrain the suspect’s movements. However, the suspect was able to place his vehicle in reverse and begin backing quickly toward the officers and their patrol vehicles. The suspect’s driving caused injury to the officers. The suspect then struck both Forney Police patrol cars as he fled out of the parking lot. Officers pursued the suspect for a short distance until the suspect stopped in the 100 block of Acadia Lane. The suspect was then taken into custody without incident.
The suspect has been identified as Isaiah Douse, a 25-year-old resident of Forney. Further investigation revealed that Douse is a convicted felon and was unlawfully possessing a firearm during this incident. Douse threw the firearm out of the vehicle during the pursuit, but officers were able to locate and recover the firearm. Two Forney Police Officers were injured when Douse attempted to flee. They were transported by CareFlite Ambulance to an area hospital and later released. They are expected to make a full recovery.
Douse has been charged with several offenses, which are listed below. A booking photo of Douse is attached to this press release.
- Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant, 2 Counts, 1st Degree Felony
- Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon, 1 Count, 3rd Degree Felony
- Tampering with Evidence, 2 Counts, 3rd Degree Felony
- Evading Arrest with a Vehicle, 1 Count, State Jail Felony
- Criminal Mischief $2500-$30,000, 2 Counts, State Jail Felony
- Possession of Dangerous Drug, 1 Count, Class A Misdemeanor
- Traffic Offenses, 2 Counts, Class C Misdemeanor
If anyone has any additional information about this or any other incident, please contact the Forney Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 972-564-7607. You can also leave information anonymously at Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 877-847-7522 or at http://kaufmancountycrimestoppers.org/ and if that information leads to an arrest, a reward could be granted to the caller.