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Brief pursuit and accident follows Steven Morris shooting incident

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On December 11th, at approximately 6:30 a.m., Wood County deputies responded to a report of a subject shooting at a residence at 142 CR 4918. The shooter left the scene and was located by Sgt. Randal Lain Sr., traveling north on Hwy 37. A short pursuit ensued which resulted in the deputy and the suspect being involved in an accident on Hwy 37 near Forest Hill Church.

Other deputies arrived and the suspect was taken to ETMC. The suspect was identified as Steven Morris, 45. Sgt. Lain was also taken to ETMC and later released.

Morris was taken into custody. He was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, evading with a vehicle, and aggravated assault on a public servant.

Additionally, the Texas department of Public Safety, which investigated the accident, is charging Morris with DWI, 3rd offense. Morris is in the Wood County Jail.

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2009 16:04  

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