UPDATE: New information regarding the shooting that killed Bowie County Deputy Sherri Jones

Monday, April 18, 2011 - 3:23pm

UPDATE: Tucker Strickland began to get violent after his hearing at the Bowie County Courthouse. Police tell Fox 33 that Tucker got upset, and started arguing with Deputy Sherri Jones.

During the fight, Strickland took Deputy Jones' gun and shot her once in the head. Jones was found dead moments later by a fellow deputy.

Strickland then escaped in a Bowie Co. Sheriff's Transportation van, and proceeded to head east on I-30 for Ashdown, Arkansas.

Little River Sheriff Danny Russell said his deputies and the Ashdown Police spotted the van at a local convenience store.

The Little River Deputies and Ashdown Police then approached the vehicle and arrested Strickland approximately one hour after he killed Deputy Sherri Jones.

Strickland is being charged with capitol murder, and the case has been turned over to the Texas Rangers for further investigation.



UPDATE: Bowie County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Larry Parker released the name of the deputy killed this afternoon in a fatal shooting. The victim has been identified as 54-year-old Deputy Sherri Jones.


 


 

From our partners at the Longview News-Journal:

A Bowie County inmate shot and killed an officer today following the inmate's trial.

The shooting happened at approximately 2 p.m.

The inmate, Tucker Strickland, escaped and was later arrested in Ashdown, Ark.

Strickland was deemed incompetent in his trial. The officer was transporting him back to the jail.

The name of the officer has not yet been released.

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