By Kati Moody
Mikeal Brent Richardson, 56, was indicted for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and evading arrest with a motor vehicle, committed Saturday, September 2.
The incident with Richardson also involved a shooting by a DPS trooper. The trooper has since been cleared of any offenses, according to the 286th Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Bryan Witt, DPS lieutenant, said shortly after noon, Saturday, September 2, a Cochran County Sheriff’s Deputy attempted to stop Richardson on Highway 114.
According to the report from the Cochran County Sheriff’s Department, the deputy attempted to make contact with Richardson at his residence. Upon making contact with Richardson, the man pointed a rifle at him and told the deputy to get off his property.
According to the report, as the deputy left the residence, he called for back up as he had just had a gun pulled on him.
Deputies pursued Richardson on State Highway 114. The pursuit lasted approximately 21 miles until they reached the intersection of Highway 114 and FM 595. Richardson headed south towards Bledsoe, according to the report.
Witt said shortly after turning onto FM 595, Richardson was shot by the DPS trooper.
After the incident, Richardson was airlifted to University Medical Center in Lubbock.
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