A 150-mile drive to transfer an inmate from Wichita Falls to Abilene turned into a wild ride when he broke a window and got on the roof of the moving patrol vehicle.
Police say the 31 year old, who has a rap sheet for theft and assault dating back to 2006, was being transported from a secure facility in Wichita Falls to the city of Abilene when he launched the daring escape on Wednesday.
Martin Gregory Estrada, 31. He was wanted in Taylor County for "insufficient bond" on charges including Evading Arrest, Aggravated Robbery, Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle, and Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Deliver.
When the deputy and prisoner were on Highway 277 crossing into Archer County, enroute to Abilene, the prisoner was able to free one wrist from his handcuffs and use it to shatter the rear passenger-side window of the patrol auto.
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The deputy continued driving with the prisoner atop the auto until Wichita County police arrived.
The inmate attempted to flee the scene but was eventually apprehended by police with a Taser. Bond was set at $680,000. When the officer pulled over, the prisoner jumped off the vehicle and tried to run into a nearby field.
Wichita and Taylor County deputies responded, and were able to take Estrada into custody as soon as the vehicle stopped.