CORYELL COUNTY (November 15, 2013) Arrest warrants have been issued for a man and a woman wanted in connection with a hit-and-run last week that left a Coryell County deputy sheriff’s patrol car damaged.
Loria Renee Paynter, 22, and Stephen Andrew Jackson are named in warrants charging deadly conduct and evading arrest or detention.
The patrol car was damaged in an early-morning crash on Nov. 7 as the deputy assisted Gatesville police in an investigation, Coryell County Chief Deputy Joe Blakley said.
The deputy spotted the vehicle linked to the incident and stopped his patrol car near Lover’s Lane and Main Street to wait for the car to turn onto Main Street so he could stop the driver, Blakley said.
“I don’t know whether (the other driver) panicked or what, but he pulled out onto Main Street and hit the deputy’s car on the front driver’s side,” Blakley said.
The deputy tried to pursue the vehicle, but the damage to the patrol car made it unsafe to drive, Blakley said.
The suspect’s vehicle, a white Ford Crown Victoria, continued eastbound on U.S. Highway 84.
The deputy was not injured in the crash but the patrol car sustained significant damage, Blakley said.