Authorities: Livingston man gets in shootout with deputy

Joseph Swansey (Source: Angelina County Jail)
Joseph Swansey (Source: Angelina County Jail)

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Livingston man has been arrested after allegedly shooting at a deputy before crashing his vehicle during a chase Tuesday morning.

According to Captain Rickie Childers, Deputy Josh Sanders was responding to a call in the Holiday Lakes Subdivision and it appears Joseph Alexander Swansey, 24, fired a gun at the deputy. The deputy then returned fire before getting in a chase with Swansey.

Childers said Swansey crashed and then ran from the deputy before deputies were able to catch him.

Both Sanders and Swansey were taken to a Livingston hospital but both are OK. Swansey is now in the custody of the Polk County Sheriff's Office and Texas Rangers are on scene investigating.

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