BEAUMONT, Texas — A Beaumont man wanted in connection with a hit and run wreck that seriously injured a Beaumont Police officer has been arrested.
Travon Warren Gipson, 22, is currently being held in the Jefferson County Correctional Facility where his bond is set at $500,000 according to a jail roster.
Gipson, who was arrested Thursday by a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy, is charged with failure to stop and render aid, which is a third degree felony.
Beaumont Police have been looking for Gipson since July 3, 2019, in connection with a hit and run wreck that seriously injured an officer responding to call of possible shots fired at a large party in the Amelia neighborhood of Beaumont.
The officer was admitted to a Beaumont hospital in serious but non-life threatening condition following the head-on wreck with a yellow 2018 Dodge Challenger according to a news release from the Beaumont Police Department.
When officers were arriving in the area of the 9300 block of McLean several vehicles were fleeing from the area and the driver of the Challenger struck the Beaumont police cruiser head-on.
The driver then jumped from the vehicle and ran away.
Gipson was featured Thursday morning in a post on the Beaumont Police Department’s Facebook page noting that a warrant had issued for his arrest.