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Fugitives accused of shooting Texas cop arrested in Mountain View

A couple accused of shooting a Texas police officer was arrested Thursday morning at a Mountain...
A couple accused of shooting a Texas police officer was arrested Thursday morning at a Mountain View motel.(Wise Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jun. 24, 2021 at 11:40 AM CDT
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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. (KAIT) - U.S. marshals and local law enforcement arrested a couple accused in a home invasion and the shooting of a Texas police officer.

Acting on a tip, officers arrested 43-year-old Royce Wood and 32-year-old Tiffany Caswell at a Mountain View motel early Thursday morning.

Acting on a tip, officers arrested 43-year-old Royce Wood and 32-year-old Tiffany Caswell at a...
Acting on a tip, officers arrested 43-year-old Royce Wood and 32-year-old Tiffany Caswell at a Mountain View motel early Thursday morning.(Wise Co. Sheriff's Office)

According to the Wise County, Texas Sheriff’s Office, the pair was accused of a home invasion robbery there on June 13.

Wood was also wanted in the June 14 shooting of a Rhome, Texas, police officer.

The officer, according to the sheriff’s office, is improving and expected to return to duty “in the not-too-distant future.”

Hold for state extradition (6/24)
Hold for state extradition (6/24)(Stone Co. Sheriff's Office)

Wood faces one count of aggravated robbery and two counts of aggravated assault on a public servant. Caswell faces an aggravated robbery charge for her alleged role in the home invasion.

Both are being held in the Stone County Sheriff’s Office waiting to return to Texas.

The sheriff’s office, the Mountain View Police Department, the 16th Judicial District Drug Task Force, and an Arkansas Department of Corrections K9 unit assisted U.S. marshals in the arrest.

Hold for state extradition (6/24)
Hold for state extradition (6/24)(Stone Co. Sheriff's Office)

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