One person remains in custody after allegedly leading law enforcement in a high-speed chase before shooting at the officers Saturday night.
Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks reported Dayton Blane Green, 19, of Campbell was being held in the Hunt County Detention Center Monday afternoon in lieu of a total of $395,000 bond on two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant and on one count each of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful carrying of a weapon and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle.
According to a report from the sheriff’s office, a deputy observed a vehicle disregard two stop signs while traveling a high rate of speed on North Street in Campbell at about 10:40 p.m. Saturday.
The deputy attempted to stop the vehicle and the driver fled north towards Commerce with speeds exceeding 100 mph. As the pursuit entered into Commerce, troopers with the Department of Public Safety were able to successfully deploy spike strips but it did not stop the driver. The pursuit continued through Commerce with speeds reaching 100 mph and as the vehicle came to a stop at the intersection of Live Oak and State Highway 24 the driver, later identified as Green, fired three shots striking the sheriff’s patrol vehicle. Neither the deputy nor any assisting Department of Public Safety Troopers was injured.
Green was checked by an ambulance at the scene and transported to the jail.
“I am thankful that no one was injured as a result of Mr. Green’s reckless action and I commend the deputy and troopers on the scene for taking this violent subject off the streets,” Meeks said.
Green was also charged with driving without a license and failure to maintain financial responsibility.
The aggravated assault against a public servant charges are first degree felonies, punishable upon conviction by a maximum sentence of from five to 99 years to life in prison.
Jail records indicate Green has previously been charged with multiple counts of aggravated assault and burglary of a habitation.
It was unknown as of Monday evening whether Green has an attorney to represent him, or whether he will file a writ of habeas corpus, seeking the appointment of an attorney.