On March 11, 2021 at approximately 1736 hours, an OPD officer observed a vehicle driving recklessly in the 3700 block of Springdale. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver, identified as Austin Twilligear, 25, was found to have a felony warrant for Assault by Strangulation (Family Violence) “3rd Degree Felony”.
Investigation revealed that Twilligear had sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Twilligear was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Investigation revealed that Twilligear had attempted to conceal the firearm, which was subsequently located by officers. Further investigation revealed that Twilligear was a convicted felon.
Based on the facts and circumstances presented during the investigation, Twilligear was charged with Tampering with Physical Evidence “3rd Degree Felony”, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by a Felon “3rd Degree Felony”, and an outstanding warrant. More charges are anticipated and the investigation continues.
Austin Dale Twilligear