Clay County Deputy shot near Jolly truck stop

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*Sheriff Lyde first reported it was a white escalade but in a new Facebook, video says it is a white Cadillac.

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a suspect in the shooting of one of their deputies.

The shooting happened around 7:30 p.m. near the Jolly Truck Stop on HWY 287 during an attempted traffic stop. As the deputy walked up to the vehicle he was shot., recovered and returned fire at the vehicle.

According to Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde, the deputy was shot in his bullet-proof vest and is expected to be okay.

A man, thin build with a blue cap, driving a white four-door Cadillac* left the Travel Center and has a bunch of bullet holes in the back of the vehicle. Sheriff Lyde said the license plate number of the vehicle is FXJ-1334 which the plates are stolen.

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.

Hunt County has also pledged $1000 which brings the total potential award $11,500 for the next 24 hours and $11,000 after that.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage as we gather more info.

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