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US Marshals searching for man who attacked Pflugerville officer

Onofre Urquia is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant. (Photo courtesy: Austin Police Department)

A Pflugerville police officer stopped to help a driver on I-35 and wound up getting attacked and risking his life. Back in November 2016, the officer saw an SUV stopped on I-35 with its hazards on.

"That officer was trying to do the right thing and assist to see is there a medical emergency, or what is the emergency? Is he stranded, did his vehicle break down, does he need gas?" said Deputy U.S. Marshal Brandon Filla.

But when the officer approached, 44-year-old Onofre Urquia started moving.

"Urquia pulls out onto I-35, does donuts in the middle of 35. He then rams the driver's side of the patrol unit, backs up, performs more donuts with his vehicle, and then strikes the vehicle again," said Filla.

The officer hid behind his patrol unit and wasn't hurt, but Urquia took off and hasn't been seen since. His long criminal history shows he has an aggression toward law enforcement.

"In those 10 arrests, we have two that are assault public servant, we also have harassment inside the detention facility on a correction officer," said Filla.

Urquia is charged with aggravated assault against a public servant. He's described as 5'5 and 140 pounds and was driving a black Mercury Mariner. If you have any information on his whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.

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