CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Clay County Sheriff Jeff Lyde will maintain a media convention at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, sooner or later after the suspect in a statewide Blue Alert was issued.
The suspect accused of capturing Clay County Deputy Breanton Chitwood, setting off a Blue Alert throughout the state, was apprehended Wednesday morning in Arlington.
A search warrant was issued Tuesday night time and simply after 10 o’clock on Wednesday morning, Joshua Lee Inexperienced of Arlington was situated at a lodge.
This complete manhunt stemmed from that Monday night time incident, when Deputy Chitwood pulled over the white Cadillac for dashing and was shot as he approached the car, together with his bulletproof vest saving his life.
A search warrant was issued Tuesday simply after 8 p.m. and this morning a multi-agency staff situated Inexperienced at that lodge in Arlington.
After a quick foot pursuit, he was apprehended and brought into custody, charged on one rely of aggravated assault on a peace officer.
In a Fb Stay Wednesday morning, Sheriff Lyde spoke about what went into this arrest.
“We had no thought who he was and 38 hours had him in handcuffs, that simply exhibits the nice work of Texas regulation enforcement once we come collectively to resolve one thing down right here in Texas, if you happen to shoot one in all our cops, we’re going to chase you and we’re not going to cease,” Lyde mentioned.
“Joshua Lee Inexperienced is in custody and is on his technique to be Justice of the Peace and to be introduced again to Clay County, Texas to face the residents of Clay County for what he did to your deputy,” Lyde mentioned.
Sheriff Lyde mentioned that they had help from throughout the state within the seek for Inexperienced however there have been just a few who have been very important to the case, like, Clay County Investigator Sergeant Kenny Nash, 97th Investigator Chris Hamilton, Ranger Mac Kelly, and Wichita Falls Police Division Crime Scene Technicians Anette Wang and Hillary Johnson.
Lyde mentioned the assets offered by WFPD after recovering the automobile helped expedite the figuring out of Inexperienced.