Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in the assault of a Houston police officer at 8300 Mykawa Road about 7:20 p.m. on Sunday (November 21).
The suspect, Wilmer A. Pacheco Rivera (H/m, 31), is charged with driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, aggravated assault of a peace officer and aggravated assault of a family member in the 174th State District Court. A booking photo of Pacheco Rivera is attached to this news release.
The injured HPD officer was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. She was treated and released from the hospital on Monday (Nov. 22).
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detectives R. Cook, M. DeLeon, A. Alobaidi and J. Blum reported:
A woman had a child custody issue with Pacheco Rivera, who is the father of the child. The couple got into an altercation in the parking lot of a grocery store at 5600 Mykawa Road, where Pacheco Rivera struck the woman’s car several times with his vehicle while the child, a one-year-old boy, was inside the vehicle with him. The woman called 9-1-1 and fled to the HPD Southeast Police Station at 8300 Mykawa Road. Pacheco Rivera followed the woman in his vehicle.
Pacheco Rivera then began to damage the woman’s vehicle with his hands, which drew the attention of an HPD patrol officer working the front desk. When officers attempted to detain Pacheco Rivera, he attempted to back out of the parking lot in his vehicle. One of the officers was caught by the door of Pacheco Rivera’s vehicle. The officer was dragged and then run over as Pacheco Rivera fled the scene. Paramedics transported the officer to the hospital. The woman, 22, and her son were not injured.
Officers located the suspect and conducted a traffic stop in the 8700 block of Telephone Road, where he was taken into custody without further incident. Pacheco Rivera was subsequently charged for his role in the incident.
Wilmer A. Pacheco Rivera