CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in the shooting of one of its deputies Monday night.
Around 7:30 p.m. on August 17, 2021, Deputy Breanton Chitwood attempted a traffic stop at the Jolly Truck Stop. As he walked up to the vehicle he was shot but recovered and returned fire at a white Cadillac sedan.
According to Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde, Chitwood’s bullet-proof vest caught the bullet and is expected to be okay.
The sheriff’s office is looking for the Cadillac and said a man with a blue cap was the driver. The license plate on the vehicle is stolen and the plate number is FXJ-1334.
In a Facebook live video, Sheriff Lyde was at the hospital bedside with Deputy Chitwood.
Wichita Falls Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for any information leading to an arrest. A fresh 48 has been issued so any information received in the first 48 hours that leads to an arrest will receive an additional $500.
Sheriff Lyde has also committed to match that reward amount for any information that leads to an arrest.