Four People Arrested After Theft of Temple Firefighter’s Truck
Remember the suspect who shot himself in the leg while running from police last week? Turns out he was riding in a truck stolen from a Temple fire station.
Our news partners at KWTX report that Dakota Castleman, 21, was one of four people in the truck, and he was wounded while fleeing the scene of an attempted traffic stop in Belton.
It started on Monday, December 10 when Castleman allegedly stole the truck, which was parked outside of a Temple fire station, and found a handgun inside. He reportedly drove the truck to Raven Sizemore's home on Shady Lane in Belton, where she told police she got into the vehicle and took turns driving it with Castleman.
Sizemore, 19, was reportedly driving the vehicle when a Belton police officer attempted to pull her over later that morning. Police say Sizemore, Castleman, Logan Stratton, 22, and Ryan Reed, 21, fled the scene once the truck came to a stop.
Reed was captured a short distance from the vehicle. He was taken to the Bell County Jail, where methamphetamine was reportedly found on his person during a search.
Castleman was captured soon after Reed and transported to Baylor Scott & White Hospital with a gunshot wound. Police say he shot himself in the leg with the stolen handgun while fleeing.
Sizemore and Stratton were arrested later. All four remained in the Bell County Jail Tuesday night.
Castleman's bonds total $56,500. He's charged with driving with a suspended license, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, and burglary of a vehicle.
Reed is charged with charged with violation of a protective order, false report, and burglary of a vehicle. His bonds total $53,000.
Sizemore is held on bonds totaling $30,000. She's been charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and burglary of a vehicle.
Stratton's bonds total $7,000. He's charged with burglary of a vehicle and another unspecified charge, and appears to have an outstanding warrant.