Deputy assaulted at Junction 84 club, Waco PD asks for assistance on case

WACO - Waco police is asking for the public’s help on an aggravated assault on a police officer case.

Police said around 1:40 a.m. Saturday morning, a Limestone County Deputy was working a part-time job at the Junction 84 nightclub in the 6500 block of Waco Drive. A person described as a black male inside the club began fighting on the dance floor.

Limestone County Deputy Tracy Edwards entered to protect other club goers and escort the man out of the club when he was attacked from behind by at least two other people.

The suspects began punching Deputy Edwards in the back of his head and continued while he was trying to maintain control of the first suspect. The deputy lost his footing as a result of being near steps and brock his ankle. The fall also broke his wrist when he landed to the ground.

The first suspect who was escorted out of the club by Junction 84 staff and allowed to flee. The other suspects blended back into the crowd and cowered away, police said.

Surgery will likely be required to treat the Deputy Edward’s injuries and will keep him from working for some time.

Police are asking for any witnesses to the attack or who assisted in the escorting out the suspect so he could flee to come forward with information to assist with the investigation. Callers do not have to reveal their identities.

Waco PD at 254-750-7500

Waco Crime Stoppers at 254-753-4357

Limestone County Crime Stoppers at 254-729-8477

(© 2016 KCEN)


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