US Marshals searching for man who outran police chase, leaving behind gun
The Lone Star Fugitive Task Force is looking for a man that outran a police chase, leaving behind a gun.
According to authorities, Anthony Lightner was on probation when he got ahold of a gun that he used to scare someone during a road rage incident on April 12.
According to Round Rock Police, Lightner was driving west on Palm Valley Boulevard in Round Rock when another driver tried to change lanes.
"He gets in front of a vehicle and when he gets in front of that vehicle he slams on his breaks and displays a firearm," said U.S. Deputy Marshal Brandon Filla.
The other driver quickly called 911 with a description of the car and a license plate number.
"They begin to follow this vehicle and that is when Lightner is aware of the police presence," Filla said.
To avoid police and a red light, Lightner drove through the parking lot of the Wag-A-Bag on Sunrise Road. Then he drove to a nearby subdivision, committing numerous traffic violations.
"Lightner flees from the vehicle, jumping multiple fences inside the subdivisions," Filla said.
That was the last time Round Rock Police saw him. "Luckily the Round Rock Police found this weapon, something that is left on the street, something that is left on a yard that can put a child in danger," Filla said.
The U.S Marshals say that although he left his weapon, he could still be a threat.
"Lightner is descried as armed and dangerous and known to abuse drugs, his criminal history displays that," Filla said.
Authorities also say he has multiple tattoos and a gold tooth and could still be in Central Texas.
"We are going to continue to focus our investigation in the greater Austin area," Filla said.
If you have any information on his whereabouts call the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force at 512-800-4213.