OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma City police rookie officer is recovering after a suspect he was chasing attacked him.
It started around 2:00 Tuesday afternoon when police were called to a home near May and NW12th on reports it was being burglarized.
They saw a suspect running from the house and Officer Adam Eller started chasing him on foot.
He caught up to the suspect at the intersection of Park and Ross, but instead of surrendering, the suspect fought with the officer.
“The suspect managed to take the baton away from the rookie officer and beat him over the head several times causing a large gash over his head,” said OKC police Capt., Paco Balderrama.
Eller was rushed to OU Medical Center.
Eyewitnesses told police another suspect was hiding out in a nearby house.
“We managed to make telephone contact with this person. He came out safely, willingly, without any weapons and was taken into custody,” said Capt. Balderrama.
Turns out the two suspects are twin brothers, Tremaine and Jermaine Williams, 26.
The boys’ mother and Tremaine’s fiancée were out at the scene and watched as Tremaine surrendered.
“I’m the mother of both of those children. They’re grown men, but they’re still my children,” said Claudine Williams.
Jermaine Williams is the one that allegedly assaulted officer Eller.
The boys’ family didn’t seem to think it was right.
“They need to come home. They don’t need to be in the jail. They need to come home,” said Trimaine Williams’ fiancée, Tracy Macon.
But officers were quick to point out that the Williams brothers were just fine, while the Officer Eller was being treated for his head wound.
Police say Officer Eller is expected to make a full recovery.
In fact, they say he actually got up after the suspect beat him and continued to chase him.
Both Williams brothers were taken to jail.