Suspect in shooting of Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy captured

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Blue Alert issued for a man accused of shooting at a Clay County deputy near Wichita Falls. Last seen driving white Cadillac. (DPS photo)

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The suspect who shot a Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy outside of a Jolly truck stop and fled the scene Monday night is in custody after days of searching by multiple law enforcement agencies.

Joshua Lee Green from Arlington was arrested and is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer according to Clay County Sheriff Jeff Lyde who went live on Facebook to announce that Green had been captured.

Clay County obtained the warrant at 8:12 p.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021.

On Wednesday morning just after 10 a.m. Arlinton SWAT officers and local police arrived at an Arlington hotel with an arrest warrant when a foot chase with Green started and went across Interstate 20. After a short chase, Green was taken into custody.

According to a Facebook post from the Arlington Police Department, the suspect was captured at a hotel located in the 4000 block of Scots Legacy Drive.

Green will be brought back to Clay County.

The incident happened Monday, August 16 around 7:30 p.m. on U.S. 287 near the Jolly Truck Stop when authorities said Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy Breanton Chitwood attempted to pull the man over.

As Chitwood walked up to the vehicle he was shot, but recovered and returned fire.

The suspect fled the scene in a white Cadillac sedan, which was located in the 1100 block of Brook Avenue in Wichita Falls by the Wichita Falls Police Department on Tuesday, August 17.

According to Clay County Sheriff Jeffrey Lyde, Chitwood was shot in his bulletproof vest and was released from the hospital earlier Tuesday morning.

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