Austin, Texas (AP) — A former deputy sheriff in Texas was detained on Monday after an investigation that began after the three were shot deadly in Austin, officials said.
According to Manor Police Chief Ryan Phipps, Stephen Broderick, 41, was successfully arrested on a country road in Manor, a suburb of Austin, around 7:30 am. He had a pistol in his waistband, Phipps said.
Police received two calls about a suspicious person, consistent with Broderick’s explanation, according to Phipps. He said Broderick was taken to Travis County Jail and authorities did not immediately return a message on Monday.
Interim Austin Police Chief Joseph Chacon, Broderick Sunday death Of two women and one man that Broderick knew.
Police initially told residents of Austin who lived nearby to evacuate, but lifted the request later on Sunday when they said it was unclear if Broderick was still in the city.
Chacon said Broderick was a former adjutant to the Austin-based Travis County Sheriff’s Office.
In a statement, Travis District Attorney Jose Garza said Broderick was arrested for sexually assaulting a child last June and released on a $ 50,000 bond. He said the district attorney’s office filed a motion to revoke the bond on Sunday.
Sheriff spokeswoman Kristen Dark Austin American Statesman Broderick, a property offender detective, resigned after his arrest.
The newspaper also reports that Broderick’s wife applied for a protection order and divorce shortly after his arrest.