After doing some research, Lampasas Radio has an update for you on the events that unfolded in last week’s multi-county pursuit. In a preliminary report provided by Sgt. Cockrell of the Texas Highway Patrol, Region 6, the following events took place during last week’s chase:
On, December 15th, 2023, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers assisted the Burnet Co. Sheriff’s Office with a vehicle attempting to evade law enforcement. Burnet Co. deputies attempted to stop a U-Haul box truck that was involved in a hit-and-run crash. The evading vehicle was observed driving on the wrong side of the road endangering the motoring public. The suspect nearly collided with a Lampasas Co. law enforcement vehicle and attempted to strike a DPS patrol unit multiple times. In an attempt to stop the suspect vehicle, a DPS Trooper fired his weapon at the rear tire of the U-Haul, taking out the back right tire. This action effectively disabled the vehicle and allowed the suspect to be taken into custody without incident.
The suspect was identified as 39-yr-old Brandon Turner. Our records show that Turner’s place of residence is Liberty Hill. Turner was found to have an active warrant in Lampasas Co. for evading arrest with a motor vehicle. In addition, Turner was charged with aggravated assault on a public servant, aggravated assault of a person, deadly conduct, and evading arrest with a motor vehicle.
Taken together with the call log from Lampasas Police Dept., a better picture of the chaos is beginning to reveal itself. Thankfully there were no injuries involved in this incident, but the story is a great reminder of the danger our law enforcement officers place themselves in on a day-to-day basis, just in showing up to work.
Please keep them all in your prayers this Christmas season and beyond, and thank you, for all you do.