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Affidavit: Polk County home struck by 20 bullets during shoot-out between man, deputy

Joseph Swansey (Source: Polk County Jail) Joseph Swansey (Source: Polk County Jail)
POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) -

A 24-year-old Livingston man who was arrested Tuesday morning after he was involved in a shoot-out and a chase fired more than 20 shots from a rifle at a Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputy and six occupants in a home on River Road, according to an arrest warrant.

Joseph Alexander Swansey is still being held in the Polk County Jail on a first-degree felony attempted capital murder of a peace officer charge and a first-degree aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. Collectively, his bail amount was set at $525,000.

In all, there were seven different arrest warrants - one for the attempted capital murder of a peace officer charge and six aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges.

According to the affidavit, Polk County Sheriff’s Office Josh Sanders responded to a harassment call at a home in the 1100 block of River Road in the Holiday Lake Estates Subdivision of Polk County. Sanders was at the scene speaking with the six people in the home when Swansey allegedly pulled up to the house in his vehicle, got out with a rifle, and started firing at the PCSO deputy and the people in the home.

Sanders took cover behind his patrol unit and returned fire at Swansey, the affidavit stated. At that point, Swanson fled the scene in his vehicle, and Sanders gave chase. Swansey was arrested after he crashed his vehicle into trees on Drew’s Landing, the affidavit stated.

The affidavits for the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge stated that the home on River Road was hit by more than 20 bullets.

A previous East Texas News story stated that both Sanders and Swansey were taken to a Livingston hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. Swansey was taken to the Polk County Jail after he was released from the hospital.

The Texas Rangers are investigating the incident.

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