Authorities give more details after suspect of Texas Blue Alert captured


CLAY COUNTY (KFDX/KJTL) — Clay County Sheriff Jeff Lyde discussed Thursday what happened while authorities tracked down a man after a statewide Blue Alert was issued late Monday night.

The man accused of shooting Clay County Deputy Breanton Chitwood, Joshua Lee Green, was apprehended at a hotel Wednesday morning in Arlington.

A search warrant was issued Tuesday night and he was caught just after 10 a.m. Wednesday.

Joshua Lee Green (Arlington Jail Booking photo)

After a brief foot pursuit, he was taken into custody, charged on one count of aggravated assault on a peace officer.

This whole manhunt stemmed from that Monday night incident, when Chitwood pulled over a white Cadillac for speeding and was shot as he approached the vehicle, with his bulletproof vest saving his life.

In a Facebook Live Wednesday morning, Sheriff Lyde spoke about what went into this arrest.

“We had no idea who he was and 38 hours had him in handcuffs, that just shows the great work of Texas law enforcement when we come together to solve something down here in Texas, if you shoot one of our police officers, we are going to chase you and we are not going to stop,” Lyde said.

Lyde said they had support from across the state in the search for Green, but there were a few who were vital to the case.

“Joshua Lee Green is in custody and is on his way to be magistrate and to be brought back to Clay County, Texas to face the citizens of Clay County for what he did to your deputy,” Lyde said.

Sheriff Lyde said they had support from across the state in the search for Green but there were a few who were vital to the case, like, Clay County Investigator Sergeant Kenny Nash, 97th Investigator Chris Hamilton, Ranger Mac Kelly, and Wichita Falls Police Department Crime Scene Technicians Anette Wang and Hillary Johnson.

Lyde said the resources provided by WFPD after recovering the car helped expedite the identifying of Green.

Green is currently in Arlington City Jail and will be taken back to Clay County soon.

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