Police: Man who stole patrol vehicle, indicted by grand jury

A man police say escaped custody at the State Hospital in Wichita Falls, stole a police car and was shot while allegedly taking the officer's car has been indicted by the grand jury.

28 year old Cody workman is indicted for evading arrest with a vehicle and theft over $30,000 in connection with allegedly taking the police unit. He was arrested in August on charges of evading arrest, theft, aggravated assault on a police officer and running a red light.

Workman had earlier been arrested in Young County for felony stalking, deputies say he fought with deputies during the arrest. They also said workman had mental issues and refused to take medicine or eat in the Young County Jail when he was brought to the state hospital for court-ordered treatment.

Several hours after his escape at the state hospital, an officer saw workman on Rathgeber road and pursued him on foot. Reports say Workman ran back toward the officer's patrol vehicle that was unlocked with the driver's side window down and the engine running.

They say Workman got in the car and was then tased by the officer but the taser had no effect.
Then the officer said workman drove at him, struck him and ran over his foot. Police have not released details on how workman was shot. He was treated at the hospital and then booked into jail.  


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