Texas inmate being transferred gets atop moving patrol auto

Martin Gregory Estrada

Once the patrol auto pulls over, the man jumps from the roof and tries to flee before deputies use their stun guns and take him back into custody.

Footage has appeared online of Martin Estrada smashing a police auto window before climbing on top of the vehicle.

Local news broadcasters report a man being taken to jail, kicked out a back window and climbed on top of a Taylor County Sheriff's patrol auto as it traveled down the highway.

The office says Estrada was being taken to Abilene from a hospital facility in Wichita Falls where he'd allegedly assaulted someone.

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The vehicle with Estrada on top eventually pulls off to the side of the road and Estrada tries to run away.

Estrada was booked into Taylor County Jail and is being held on bonds totaling $680,000, according to KTXS-TV. Because the Taylor County deputy's auto window was broken out, Wichita County Sheriff's Office administrators offered to have the prisoner transported by them on to the Taylor County Jail.

In the video, eyewitnesses Jason and Jennifer Mustain can be heard fearing that the escaped prisoner might have a gun. According to officials, Estrada demanded that the deputy stop the vehicle, but the deputy continued driving and called for backup.

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