Suspect who fought SAPD officers has extensive criminal record

Records: Darryn Burgess in, out of jail more than 12 times since late 90s

The suspect accused of fighting two San Antonio police officers and trying to wrestle away a gun from one of them has been in and out of local jails more than a dozen times and even served time in prison, records show.

Darryn Burgess, 40, was arrested Sunday at Christus Santa Rosa’s emergency center.

According to police, the two officers responded to the medical facility and attempted to take Burgess into custody on an emergency detention order.

Instead, he fought them, punching Ofc. Yvette Meade, an 8-year-veteran, in the face and momentarily knocking her out, police said. Burgess then struggled with Ofc. Roberto Aguilar and attempted to take his gun, police said.

During the struggle, the weapon went off, wounding Aguilar in the leg, police said.
Meade then woke up and was able to fire her gun, wounding Burgess.  

Although a Taser weapon was used on Burgess several times during the struggle, it had no effect on him, police said.

Records show Burgess had been on probation until August of this year and has an arrest history dating back to the late 1990s.

He has been charged with crimes in San Antonio, Castle Hills, Balcones Heights and the Ft. Worth area, including burglary of a coin operated machine, assault, aggravated robbery and possession of marijuana, records show.

The charges stemming from Sunday’s arrest are attempted capital murder of a police officer, assault on a public servant and attempt to take a weapon from a police officer.

Burgess was booked into the Bexar County Jail with bonds totaling $100,000.

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