Police Receives a Domestic disturbance, Ends with a Chase and Crash at Liberty Hill High School
The police were chasing a car that ended with a car crash on the campus of Liberty Hill High School on Monday.
Liberty Hill Police Department informed that around noon, the officers responded to a reported domestic violence in the area of State Highway 29 between U.S. 183 and County Road 200.
An assault happened in the silver Ford Taurus as well; the victim was pulled out from the vehicle on SH 29, the police informed.
The suspect, twenty-eight-year-old Joshua Showels of Pflugerville, drove off, sparking a police chase that ended when Showels crashed his car into the fence line, hit a tree, and stopped in a retention pond on the Liberty Hill police.
Then the man ran away from the car after it caught fire. Liberty Hill Fire Department put out the fire. LHPD, Liberty Hill ISD Police Department and Williamson County’s Sheriff’s Office all worked together to set up a perimeter.
According to Liberty Hill Independent School District, the crash resulted in a lockout, which was again lifted at 1:16 p.m.
The police informed the victim was injured (but for now, it is not known how severe the injuries are).
All students and school staff are safe, and they will get back to their scheduled classes as per usual.
Showels is now arrested and will face charges for domestic violence assault and felony evading arrest, according to Liberty Hill Police Department.
According to the police, narcotics were involved in the case. The investigation continues.
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