Harker Heights (FOX 44/KWKT) — Harker Heights Police have released the name of a man charged with murder after a crash and shooting that took place Saturday, September 23rd. Joshua Deshun Lyda is in the Bell County Jail with a $1.5m bond.
Police arrested the 31-year-old on September 25th on a charge of evading arrest detention with a vehicle.
Lyda’s arrest is in connection with a shooting near the intersection of Prospector Trail and Cattail Circle around 9:40 a.m. Saturday morning.
Officers found 41-year-old Johnathan Rhodan of Jarrell with a gunshot wound. Justice of the Peace Nicola J. James pronounced him deceased at 11:40 a.m.
Officers then located a car that fit a witness’s description of the second vehicle involved in the crash. They say Lyda was the driver and refused to pull over for a traffic stop, but then crashed out at the intersection of Stillhouse Lake Road and FM 2484.
An ambulance took Lyda to Baylor Scott & White Hospital in Temple for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
This is a developing situation and FOX 44 News will bring you updates as they become available.