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The Texas Rangers are investigating if Lampasas Texas Police Department officers and Lampasas County Sheriff's Deputies committed any wrong doing in the arrests of Quinton Cruce and Gage Blackwell on May 25th 2017. This is video from the Mobile Video Recorder, an Officers Bodycam and the woman that was in the vehicle.
Cruce was arrested on charges with Felony Assault on a Public Servant, Misdemeanor Resisting Arrest, Misdemeanor Interference with Public Duties and Driving While Intoxicated. In a sworn statement, Deputy Logan Jones with the Lampasas County Sheriff's Department said Cruce struck him with an elbow and kicked him several times during the arrest and said he only used force to gain control. At least eight strikes to Cruce's head by Jones are visible in the video. Cruce graduated from Copperas Cove High School earlier that day.
Blackwell has been charged with assaulting a public servant, resisting arrest, interfering in public duties, and underage drinking. He is accused of striking of striking the lip of Lampasas Police Officer Joshua Watson.
No criminal complaint has been filed against Cruce and Blackwell at the Lampasas County District Attorney's office. Deputy Logan Jones is on paid administrative leave pending the investigation by the Texas Rangers.
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