Man in custody following officer involved shooting

A man is in custody following an officer involved shooting in Falls County. 

On Aug. 21 the Falls County Sheriff’s Office responded to a suspicious vehicle and person call in the 200 block of N. 9th Street in Lott.  

According to FCSO, after arriving and making contact with the vehicle and driver, the driver refused to comply with the deputies and became aggressive while trying to flee the location which resulted in an officer involved shooting.  

The driver was apprehended after a lengthy manhunt involving additional agencies including the Falls County DA’s Investigators, Marlin Police Department, Rosebud Police Department, Texas Game Wardens and Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers.   

Additional support was provided by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office.  

The suspect, identified as James Dakota Steele, is in custody at the Falls County Jail for evading arrest or detention in a vehicle, with additional charges pending.

No injuries were reported.

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