JISD police chief: ‘Joint effort’ led to arrest after truck crashes through gates of remodeled Tomato Bowl

JISD police chief: ‘Joint effort’ led to arrest after truck crashes through gates of remodeled Tomato Bowl
Brian Edward Smith (Source: Cherokee Co Sheriff Office)

JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KLTV) - The police chief of Jacksonville Independent School District said an arrest was made in connection with a hit-and-run crash at the historic Tomato Bowl through a joint effort between area law enforcement.

Video surveillance captured a white 4-door short wheel based pickup westbound on Wilson Street crashing through the gates at the Tomato Bowl Stadium at approximately 5:50 p.m. The video shows the truck did not stop, turned right on Austin, crossing the Union Pacific Railroad, and continued onto Cherokee Street.

WEBXTRA: JISD police chief says joint effort led to arrest of Tomato Bowl hit-and-run driver

Brian Edward Smith, 41, was arrested by Cherokee County Sheriff’s deputies for the destruction of school property, a state jail felony.

KLTV 7′s Jeff Chavez spoke to JISD Chief of Police Bill Avera about the case.

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