(KCEN) -- One man has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer after he pulled a knife out during a traffic stop.
Gerald Wayne Guthrie, 43, was stopped in his vehicle on October 5 at New Road and Waco Drive in Waco around 9:30 p.m. When he was stopped, Guthrie tried to get rid of a bag of methamphetamine and then pulled a knife out.
Guthrie had been stopped for not having taillights on his vehicle and while the officer was approaching the vehicle, Guthrie got out of the car and attempted to hide the bag of methamphetamine. He then ran into traffic on New Road and the officer was able to take him into custody.
While the officer was taking Guthrie to his patrol car, he pulled a knife out of his pocket and threatened the officer. That is when Guthrie was tazed by the officer. He fell to the ground but then got up and ran away a second time. A Paladin Security officer stopped and helped the Waco Police officer in handcuffing Guthrie.
Citizens were making calls to 911 about the officer needing assistance.
It was discovered that Guthrie was wanted for burglary and theft in Waco and had a warrant from parole. He is also charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, possession of a controlled substance and traffic fines.
Officers searched Guthrie's vehicle and found stolen items from a Woodway Police Department case.
Additional charges may be filed later.
The officer received minor injuries while trying to apprehend Guthrie.