Game warden injured during alleged assault in Porter

David Marshall Joucken

A 33-year-old Porter man, David Marshall Joucken, is facing criminal charges following an incident around 8:50 p.m. Saturday, July 7, in Porter.
According to a statement from Lt. Scott Spencer, spokesperson for the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, the game warden had attempted to stop a side-by-side ATV that was reportedly operating on a public roadway near Sorters Road and Ravenwood.
“The ATV operator refused to stop and led the game warden on a chase into a materials plant near Sorters Road. The game warden was able to stop the ATV at the dead end of the private drive and made contact with the operator, who refused to exit the vehicle,” the statement reads.
When the game warden attempted to detain the ATV, the driver reportedly drove off, dragging the game warden.
“While being dragged, and fearing for his life and safety, the game warden fired a single shot from his duty weapon in an attempt to stop the assault on him. Neither the driver of the ATV or any occupants were struck by the discharging of the firearm. The game warden was able to get free from the ATV and received minor injuries as a result of being dragged by the ATV,” the statement continues.
A coordinated search by numerous law enforcement agencies resulted in the capture of Joucken at 4:30 a.m. Sunday. Joucken reportedly was found hiding in the woods with the ATV on the materials plant property.
He is charged with Evading Arrest With a Motor Vehicle and Aggravated Assault on a Public Servant.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Texas Rangers, Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene and are investigating the incident.

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