SOMERVELL COUNTY – Somervell County Sheriff's Dept. confirmed Tuesday evening that an individual – now identified as James Roger Shackelford, 52, of Granbury, by Hood County officials – is in the custody of deputies at the Hood County Jail.
Shackelford surrendered himself when commanded by a Texas Ranger on scene near the roadway of TX-144 at approximately 7:40 p.m. after being located with the use of a DPS helicopter and a Somervell County drone, Somervell County Sheriff Chief Deputy Brian Peterson confirmed. The joint manhunt was conducted with the help of Somervell and Hood County Sheriff's Departments, DPS troopers, Texas Rangers and Region Six Joint Swat.
No officers were injured during the incident.
Shackelford was first considered armed and dangerous at approximately 4:30 p.m., according to the Hood County Free Press. The Somervell County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the initial report and its involvement at approximately 5:15 p.m.
According to Hood County Sheriff's Lt. Johnny Rose, the initial 9-1-1 call was made after Shackelford pushed his wife during a domestic dispute. The man then brandished a .38 caliber pistol at officers upon their arrival, Rose stated..
"Dispatchers took a disturbance call from the 8100 block of Glen Rose Highway and [Shackelford] fled on foot when officers began arriving," said Rose in his press release.
Shackelford is currently in custody at the Hood County Jail as of press time and will be arraigned Wednesday morning. He faces charges of assault with family violence and evading arrest, both Class A misdemeanors, according to reports Rose made to HCFP.