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Lockhart Police Department arrests murder suspect

Lockhart, TX—The Lockhart Police Department arrested Joseph Anderson III of Luling in connection to a road rage incident that led into a fatal stabbing, Thursday night. He has been charged with murder.


Thursday, April 21st, 2022, at around 8:30 p.m., Lockhart Police responded to a stabbing that occurred at the 1100-block of State Park Road. Officers arrived at the scene and found a motorist, 56-year-old William Thomas Chesser, who had been stabbed in the chest during an altercation with another driver, 54-year-old Joseph Anderson III, in a road rage incident. Chesser was transported to Seton Hospital in Kyle where he later succumbed to his injuries. 


Anderson fled the scene, then later turned himself in to Lockhart Police custody, and arrested. He has been charged with murder and is being held in the Caldwell County Jail on $750,000 bond.



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