CLAY COUNTY (KFDX / KJTL) – Clay County Sheriff Jeff Lyde will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Thursday, August 19, 2021, a day after the blue alert suspect was released. throughout the state.
The suspect accused of shooting Clay County MP Breanton Chitwood, who sparked a statewide blue alert, was arrested Wednesday morning in Arlington.
A search warrant was issued Tuesday night and shortly after 10 a.m. Wednesday morning. Joshua Lee Green, of Arlington, was in a hotel.
All this manhunt arose from that incident on Monday night, when Deputy Chitwood dragged the white Cadillac for speeding and was shot as he approached the vehicle, with his bulletproof vest on him. it saved lives.
A search warrant was issued Tuesday shortly after 8 p.m., and this morning a team from several agencies located Green at that Arlington hotel.
After a brief chase on foot, he was arrested and detained, charged with aggravated assault with a peace officer.
On a Facebook Live this morning, Sheriff Lyde talked about what led to this arrest.
“We had no idea who he was and we had him handcuffed for 38 hours, which demonstrates the great work of Texas law enforcement when we get together to solve something here in Texas, if you shoot one of our police officers , we will go to chase you and we will not stop, “Lyde said.
Sheriff Lyde said they had statewide support in Green’s search, but there were a few that were vital to the case.
“Joshua Lee Green is under arrest and is on his way to being a magistrate and returning to Clay County, Texas, to confront the citizens of Clay County for what he did to your deputy,” Lyde said.
Sheriff Lyde said he had statewide support for Green’s search, but there were a few that were vital to the case, such as Clay County Investigative Sergeant Kenny Nash, the investigator 97, Chris Hamilton, Ranger Mac Kelly and the Wichita Falls Police Department. Anette Wang and Hillary Johnson, crime scene technicians.
Lyde said the resources provided by WFPD after recovering the car helped expedite Green’s identification.
And, the Clay County Sheriff’s Office will hold a press conference with those investigators who worked tirelessly for the past two days and who are expected to be Thursday morning.