Man wanted for wounding Texas officer arrested in Arkansas

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MOUNTAIN VIEW, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted for shooting and wounding a North Texas police officer earlier this month has been arrested at an Arkansas motel.

Royce Wood is accused of opening fire June 13 on two police officers from the city of Rhome after they pulled his motorcycle over in nearby New Fairview.

He was suspected in a home invasion that had occurred the day before.

Lane Akin, the sheriff of Wise County in Texas, said Wood and his girlfriend, Tiffany Caswell, were arrested in Arkansas by local authorities and U.S. Marshals.

The officer was shot in the leg and has since been released from the hospital.

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