High-Speed Chase Leads to Arrest of Texas Man in Bossier Parish
A high-speed pursuit that started in Webster Parish ended in Bossier Parish with the arrest of a Fort Worth, Texas, man. 33-year-old Tommy J. Kimball has been booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility on a bevy of charges the include the attempted murder of a peace officer.
Bossier sheriff's deputies say it all started Wednesday afternoon when Webster sheriff's deputies spotted a speeding pickup truck and learned that it had been stolen in Columbia, AR. They tried to stop it but the driver hit the gas and the chase was on. Cotton Valley police joined in and pursued the speeding truck into Bossier Parish on Highway 2 and then down Highway 160 at speeds in excess of 130 miles an hour. At one point during the chase, deputies say Kimball intentionally rammed a Cotton Valley police car, injuring the officer driving. Fortunately, the injuries weren't critical and the officer was released from the hospital following emergency treatment.
Deputies say Kimball kept driving the damaged truck until one of the front wheels came off and it crashed into a ditch on Highway 160 near Young Road. But the ordeal still wasn't over. Kimball reportedly threw a hammer at a Webster deputy, missing him but hitting his patrol car. He was finally taken into custody and placed in the back seat of a Webster deputy's patrol car, but he managed to kick out the driver's side window.
At this point Bossier deputies arrived to investigate. But a short time later, Kimball managed to get out of the patrol car through the broken window and landed on the highway, injuring his head. Deputies say he remained combative and uncooperative but was eventually taken to University Health for treatment of his injuries. When he was released from the hospital this morning, he was immediately arrested by Bossier deputies and taken to Bossier Max where he was booked on charges of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated flight from an officer, aggravated assault, hit and run, reckless operation, illegal possession of stolen things, property damage, and two counts of being a fugitive.