Man arrested for allegedly attempting to run over wife with pickup truck, tractor-trailer

An Elgin man has been arrested for allegedly attempting to run over his wife with a pickup truck Monday afternoon.

Billy Jack Lloyd, 61, has been charged with aggravated assault family violence with a $1 million bond. Additional charges are expected to be filed.

On October 21, the Bastrop County Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on Upper Elgin River Road with several reports of varying degrees of violence. The incident reportedly occurred on and off the roadway as the driver of a pickup, identified later as Lloyd, was attempting to chase and run over his wife near their home.

A BCSO deputy arrived and reportedly found Lloyd in the driveway near the truck and issued him a number of commands which Lloyd allegedly refused to follow. Lloyd then allegedly reached inside the pickup and pulled out a rifle and the deputy then shot Lloyd in the upper leg.

Lloyd reportedly continued to resist, but the deputy overpowered and restrained him, then provided him emergency care according to Sheriff Maurice Cook. Lloyd was then transported to an Austin-area hospital with a non-life threatening injury where he remained overnight.

His wife was found at a neighbor's house where she had sought refuge. She was transported to a local hospital and then later released.

Cook has requested an outside law enforcement agency to conduct an investigation into the officer-involved shooting as is protocol. The deputy has been placed on administrative duties pending a preliminary command review.