Anthony Blair is facing five additional charges after Sherman Police investigated the incident that injured three Grayson County Sheriff’s Office deputies Wednesday evening.
In a news release issued Friday, Sherman Police said investigators conducted electronic forensics on the involved vehicles and mapped the crashed scene, which resulted in police obtaining the additional arrest warrants. The warrants against Blair include three charges of aggravated assault against a public servant, a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest detention with a vehicle. Blair was served the warrants while he was in custody at the Grayson County Jail. Total bond from the new charges was set Friday at $460,000.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Public Safety assisted the U.S. Marshal-led Joint East Texas Fugitive Task Force in serving arrest warrants on Wednesday. Blair was wanted on state and federal warrants, and authorities went to apprehend him in the 600 block of East Kentucky Street. At about 5 p.m., Blair fled the scene in a dark Lincoln sedan. Traveling north on Throckmorton Street, police said Blair intentionally rammed his car into an SUV occupied by three deputies.
After the crash, Blair attempted to flee the scene on foot, but was apprehended, police previously said. The deputies were transported to the Texoma Medical Center for minor injuries, and Sheriff’s Office Lt. Sarah Bigham said Thursday they were released from the hospital.
The release noted that Sherman Police patrol officers and the Criminal Investigation Division quickly followed up on the incident, and obtain search warrants. Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said those warrants were possibly for the vehicles, and the passenger who was in Blair’s vehicle during the incident was also added to the case as a victim.
Blair was previously arrested on the outstanding warrants, which included a parole warrant, four misdemeanor charges, and for evading arrest in a vehicle. Bond was set at about $7,000, but Bigham previously said that he was being held on a federal hold.
The police news release indicated additional charges could be coming at a later point, and the investigation is ongoing.