Sheriff's Deputies Apprehend Suspect Who Was Violent to Himself, WILD COUNTRY, February 13, 2016 - Sheriff Hammack reports his Deputies were involved in an altercation in the Wild Country Subdivision where shots were fired and one suspect is in custody.
On February 13, 2016, Deputies with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office were attempting to locate Jason Wilson, 50 years old of Livingston, TX for an outstanding warrant for Motion to Revoke Probation (original charge was Injury to a Child). Deputies have been looking for Wilson for two days fearing he would cause injury to himself. Wilson has made threats to loved ones stating that he wanted to "end his life".
At 7:20a.m. Wilson was located at a residence in Wild Country sitting in a vehicle. Wilson was found to have severe lacerations on his arms. Deputies attempted to talk Wilson from the vehicle to no avail. Wilson drove the vehicle towards one of the deputies. Shots were fired at the vehicle in an attempt to disable the vehicle. The vehicle traveled through a wooded area striking a tree, coming to a stop. Wilson emerged from the vehicle with a weapon. Deputies were able to Taser Wilson and take him into custody. Wilson was transported to the CHI St. Luke’s Hospital in Livingston, TX with self-inflicted wounds and is listed in stable condition. Wilson remains at the hospital in Sheriff’s custody for outstanding warrants and Evading with a Vehicle. Sheriff’s Detectives with the assistance of the Texas Rangers will conduct an internal investigation into the incident. None of the Deputies involved in the altercation were injured.
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