Wise County Messenger

Life sentence

Wood given maximum punishment for shooting officer


Royce Edward Wood was given a life sentence Friday afternoon by a Wise County jury, 14 months after he shot a Rhome Police officer in the leg during a traffic stop in New Fairview. Earlier in the week, Wood had pleaded guilty to aggravated assault against a public servant for shooting at two Rhome Police officers, Rex Richie and Brody […]

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