A man who authorities say shot a Burleson, TX, police officer who had stopped him, then likely killed a woman during a carjacking Wednesday is in custody.
Jerry Elders, 39, was arrested in the woods in Gainesville about nine hours later, after police entered the license plate number of the vehicle he is accused of stealing in the robbery into an ALPR network. The system indicated that the vehicle had passed a plate reader in Denton, the Star-Telegram reports.
Elders was arrested after police pursued the carjacking victim’s stolen pickup truck on Interstate 35 in Cooke County, Burleson police said. He abandoned the pickup and ran but was taken into custody a short distance away.
Elders was transported to the Johnson County Sheriff’s Office, where he was being held as of Thursday morning, jail records show. He was charged with aggravated assault against a public servant, theft of property, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear. A bond of $1,010,741 has been set.