Former Lubbock man, girlfriend captured in Arkansas after shooting of North Texas police officer

LUBBOCK, Texas– A former Lubbock man was captured in Arkansas after he was wanted in connection with the shooting of a Texas police officer June 13.

Royce Edward Wood, 43, of Azle and formerly of Lubbock, was captured in Batesville, Arkansas Thursday morning by U.S. Marshals, according to a social media post from the Wise County Messenger.

Along with Wood was his girlfriend, Tiffany Caswell, and according to the Messenger, was also arrested along with Wood.

A Blue Alert was issued last week after the Rhome Police Department pulled over Wood and a woman on a motorcycle for a traffic stop.


When Wood got off his bike, he fired “a couple of shots” at officers and shot one officer in the leg,

Rhome Police Chief Eric Debus Thursday identified the injured officer as Rex Richie. He had previously not released the officer’s name, citing concerns for the officer’s safety, according to the Messenger.



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