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Man wanted for hitting Sheriff’s Deputy trying to serve warrant

Posted at 12:15 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-22 18:57:05-05


A Nueces County Sheriff’s Deputy was injured this morning while attempting to serve a warrant to a man awaiting trial on a vehicular manslaughter charge.

Sheriff’s department officials say they were serving a warrant on 20-year-old Michael Patrick Lee at around 10:30 a.m. in the 3700 block of Gollihar Road, when he got into a car and attempted to leave.

Michael Patrick Lee (photo date: 11/9/18)
Michael Patrick Lee (photo date: 11/9/18)


When a deputy tried to stop Lee from leaving, Lee hit the deputy with the vehicle and fled the scene.

The deputy was taken to CHRISTUS Spohn Shoreline hospital with a pelvis injury, but is expected to recover.

In July 2016, Lee was charged with intoxication manslaughter after police say he crashed a car into a utility pole in the 1800 block of Baldwin Boulevard.

According to police, Lee’s pregnant girlfriend was in the car and lost her unborn child as a result of the crash.

Anyone with information regarding Lee’s whereabouts are asked to contact Corpus Christi Police at 361-886-2600.