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Oklahoma Judge Arrested for Shooting at Cars in Texas

Carl Belen
  • Oklahoma Judge Brian Lovell arrested in Austin, Texas for firing at parked cars and crashing into a woman's vehicle.
  • Lovell faces charges of reckless driving and deadly conduct discharge firearm.
  • Police found a gun and magazine in Lovell's SUV; he is not currently presiding over any cases.

Oklahoma judge, Brian Lovell, 58, was taken into custody in Austin, Texas, following allegations that he shot at parked vehicles and intentionally crashed into a woman's car. The incident reportedly occurred because the woman had "cut him off" in traffic.

Lovell, who serves as an associate district judge in Garfield County, Oklahoma, was involved in the road rage and shooting events on September 11. After his arrest, he was released on a $10,000 bond and directed to undergo a mental health assessment.

Austin police were alerted to the situation by a witness who saw a man firing shots from a moving vehicle. Video footage captured a white SUV, which matched Lovell's vehicle, during the shooting. Later, a woman reported that the same SUV had deliberately hit her car twice. When questioned, Lovell acknowledged the collision but did not admit it was intentional.

Lovell, who began his judicial career as a special district judge in 2011, was promoted to associate district judge in 2023. He has agreed not to oversee any cases until the resolution of his own legal situation.

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