SMITH COUNTY, Texas — Smith County officials have arrested the man who allegedly ran from law enforcement after allegedly assaulting someone Tuesday morning.

According to Smith County Sheriff's Office public information officer Larry Christian, around 6:50 a.m., authorities were called to a residence in the 13800 block of Highway 155 South on reports of an assault. 

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The sheriff's office says 27-year-old Tony LeMark Battles III, ran away from deputies into a wooded area across Highway 155. Battles was shirtless and wearing blue shorts.

Deputies were able to locate Battles near Old Jacksonville Highway and Field-to-Market 346 in Flint. Battles attempted to hide in a residential construction site. 

Battles has been booked into the Smith County Jail for injury to disabled with intent to commit bodily injury. 

He was also charged with: resisting arrest, search or transport and driving while license invalid with previous conviction.

Smith County Investigators says additional warrants are pending.