BPSO: TX man tried to kill officer during high speed chase - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

BPSO: TX man tried to kill officer during high speed chase

Tommy Kimball, 33 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office) Tommy Kimball, 33 (Source: Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office)
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

A Texas man is facing several charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, after a multi-parish, high-speed chase Wednesday night.

According to the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, 33-year-old Tommy J. Kimball of Fort Worth, Texas, was observed speeding by Webster Parish Sheriff's Office deputies Wednesday afternoon.

Deputies also discovered the truck he was driving was stolen out of Columbia, Ark.   Kimball fled the scene, and deputies were in pursuit, soon joined by officers with the Cotton Valley Police Department.
 
BPSO spokesperson Lt. Bill Davis says Kimball came into northeastern Bossier Parish on Highway 2 and fled down Highway 160. During the pursuit, Kimball was allegedly driving all over the roadway at speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour in front of marked patrol units with emergency lights and sirens activated.

At one point, Davis says he intentionally rammed a Cotton Valley Police Department marked unit, causing injury to the officer, who was transported to the hospital for treatment of serious, but non-life threatening injuries.  The officer has since been released from the hospital.

Kimball continued to drive the damaged truck until the front wheel came off and he left the roadway and crashed into a ditch near Highway 160 and Young Road. 

A Webster Sheriff's Office deputy made contact with Kimball, who reportedly threw a hammer at the deputy. He missed, but the tool struck the deputy's patrol unit. 

Kimball was then taken into custody and placed into the back of a Webster Sheriff's Office patrol unit, where Lt. Davis says he kicked out the driver's side window, causing approximately $200 in damage.

Shortly after Bossier Sheriff's Office deputies arrived on scene to conduct the investigation, they say, Kimball jumped out of the window of the patrol unit, landing on the highway and causing injuries to his head.  

Kimball remained combative and uncooperative throughout the ordeal.

He was ultimately taken to LSU Medical Center Wednesday evening for treatment of his injuries.

Bossier Sheriff's Office deputies booked him into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility in Plain Dealing Thursday morning on the following charges: 
Attempted first degree murder
Aggravated flight from an officer
Aggravated assault
Hit and run
Reckless operation
Illegal possession of stolen things
Property damage
Fugitive (2 counts)

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