Gregory W. Newson Wiki
police arresting 47-year-old Gregory W. Newson, of Shreveport, near Shreveport Regional Airport at 3:04 a.m. Dec. 31. He was booked into the Shreveport City Jail at 6:25 a.m. the same date as a fugitive from Texas and on a charge of flight in-vehicle, booking records show. (Source: SPD)
He was arrested at 3:04 a.m. Tuesday and booked into the Shreveport City Jail at 6:25 a.m. the same day as a fugitive from Texas and on a charge of flight in vehicle, booking records show.
And a warrant has been issued for Newson’s arrest in Texas on a charge of capital murder of a peace officer, the Sheriff’s Office states.
He will be extradited to Texas to face charges there, the Sheriff’s Office adds.
Who is Deputy Chris Dickerson
Authorities with the Panola County Sheriff’s Office have confirmed that a deputy was fatally shot during a traffic stop Tuesday morning.
The Sheriff’s Office has since identified him as Deputy Chris Dickerson.
Chief Deputy John Depresca said he had been with the Sheriff’s Office for eight years.
The fatal shooting happened about 1:57 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, on Farm-to-Market Road 10 near Farm-to-Market Road 2260, according to the Sheriff’s Office and Staff Sgt. Jean Dark, of the Texas Department of Public Safety.
That’s at Gary City, a town about seven miles south of Carthage, Texas.
“Preliminary information indicates the deputy stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe on the northbound side of FM-10 when the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and fired a weapon numerous times at the deputy,” says a statement from Sheriff Kevin Lake.
Depresca said Dickerson was shot six times with a semi-automatic rifle.
Dickerson returned the fire and the suspect fled. Two minutes after the traffic stop, a civilian said on the radio that an agent was lying on the ground. Residents of the area who heard the shots found the injured assistant and asked for help, reports the Sheriff’s Office. Dickerson was taken to an area hospital, where he later died. Meanwhile, the man accused of killing Dickerson, Gregory W. Newson, quickly returned to Shreveport. Shreveport police saw the alleged police killer on Interstate 20 eastbound.
Gregory W. Newson Statement
My thoughts and prayers are with the family of the Deputy killed in the line of duty and with the Panola County Sheriff’s Office as they deal with the aftermath of this unimaginable tragedy. We must never forget the solemn oath our law enforcement officers take to protect and keep our communities safe. We must also ensure that the perpetrator faces swift justice. I ask that all Texans join Cecilia and me in remembering the sacrifice and service of this brave sheriff’s Deputy.”