Homeowner Shoots Deputies Who Respond To His House Fire

Bryan Batchelor (pictured) was arrested for shooting two Bowie County Deputies and ramming patrol cars.

Bryan Batchelor (pictured) was arrested for shooting two Bowie County Deputies and ramming patrol cars.

Bowie County Deputies Shot By Bryan Batchelor

Bowie County, TX – When Bowie County Deputies responded to a house fire with the fire department early Sunday morning, the homeowner opened fire on them.

The incident happened at around 12:30 AM Sunday morning in the 4600 block of Farm to Market 44 East, according to KLTV.

Two Bowie County Deputies arrived at a house fire with DeKalb Volunteer Fire Department.

Then the homeowner, Bryan Batchelor, 48, came outside and pointed a gun at the deputies to stop them from trying to put out the fire.

Batchelor then jumped into his truck and fled to a nearby pasture in order to flee from deputies.

The deputies drove after him, but their patrol car got stuck. That’s when Batchelor rammed their patrol can and he opened fire on the deputies.

Batchelor fled the scene and was driving away on County Road 4241 when another deputy spotted him. The suspect then rammed that deputy’s patrol car, leaving his patrol car inoperable.

Two more deputies found Batchelor fleeing down County Road 4235, and he rammed another patrol car.

A gunfight ensued, and Batchelor was taken into custody.

KLTV reports that two deputies were shot, and have been treated and released.

Batchelor was transported to the hospital for injuries. The nature or extent of his injuries have not been released.

He is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest with a vehicle.

No information has been released about the source of the fire or Bryan Batchelor’s possible motives.

  • Vic

    this low life should have been taken to the morgue

    • Jonas Blane ll

      Yes he should have.But Batchelor being a white scumbag arsonist who shot and rammed cops and resisted arrest wasn’t.
      #WhitePrivilege

      • Astroserf

        Baloney. The dumb ass was lucky.

  • Greg Miller

    I hope he fell down a lot during his arrest.

  • Jonas Blane ll

    Once again we see how a white scumbag criminal can commit multiple crimes ,most notably attack multiple cops with gunfire and his vehicle ,resist arrest yet is taken alive without a single shot fired. Obviously these cops weren’t in fear for their lives to the point where deadly force was needed. Batchelor is also undercharged for all the crimes he committed.

    #WHITECRIMINALLIVESMATTER

    • Sue Rawson

      you’re an idiot

      • Jonas Blane ll

        You’re the typical Blue Lives Matter poster that covers for and makes excuses for white criminals.

        • Katrina

          Ignorance is keeping the same opinion for every situation regardless the details or facts. What a pathetic existence you lead, Jonas. I doubt many people believe you or even care what you have to say once they get familiar with your trash talk. That is all it is talk. Insignificant talk.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            Yet you always respond.

          • Katrina

            Hoping to reach some shred of humanity or intelligence that apparently doesn’t exist in you. Patriot Dave has the solution: Block you and your inane blather. Bye.

          • Jonas Blane ll

            Meanwhile you give a free pass to all the anti black rhetoric and racism that flourishes here.

        • Sue Rawson

          and you’re still an idiot

          • PatriotDave

            Im so glad i cant read that twatwaffles posts. I blocked him some time back because i got tired of his troll moaning. You would think that if hated LEOs so much he’d find another site to pester. But instead he comes here and aggravates everyone with his inane blather. And dont bother responding Jonas. I can’t see your stupid comments.

    • Robert A Sheridan

      “A gunfight ensued, and Batchelor was taken into custody.

      KLTV reports that two deputies were shot, and have been treated and released”

      Unless I am wrong a ‘gun fight’ means two sides are firing guns !!

      • Jonas Blane ll

        I’ll give you that. However, as a white criminal who attacked cops he gets his day in court. Also where’s the attempted murder charge ?,where’s the arson charge?

        • Robert A Sheridan

          He is being charged with three counts of aggravated assault on a public servant and evading arrest with a vehicle.

          No information has been released about the source of the fire or Bryan Batchelor’s possible motives. And as stated there are investigating the arson.

          The final charges will be brought after the prosecutors do their investigation which for Black or White does not happen the same day.

    • dan

      Can’t you read, they shot at him but missed. Bad marksmanship is why he survived, not his race. This force needs better marksmanship training.

    • momtothreebeagles 👍

      You’re a sick person. Get help before it’s too late.

  • Florence Goodson Stepp

    Prayers for the Deputy’s

  • GRComments

    I wonder what turned up in his house after they got the fire out?
    A meth lab?
    Other drugs?
    Something else he didn’t want anyone to find? Bodies?

  • Bert Mc

    another asshole!