UPDATE: A San Angelo man has been charged after bullet holes were found in two vehicles and a U-Haul, according to an indictment released Monday, Nov. 29, 2021.
The indictment charged James Rodney Porter, 26, with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. This is a second degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in jail and a fine not to exceed $10,000.
A court date has been tentatively set for January and he remained in Tom Green County Detention Center in lieu of a $150,500 bond as of 8:15 a.m. Monday, according to online court records.
SAN ANGELO — A San Angelo man has been arrested after officers found a bullet holes in a U-Haul and two other vehicles, according to an arrest affidavit obtained Tuesday.
On June 30, 2021, a resident in the 8500 block of Old Sterling City Highway heard the sound of a gunshot. After going outside, the resident noticed a U-Haul vehicle "speeding away" from his home, records state.
Police say the resident followed the U-Haul and recognized the man driving it. Turning around, the U-haul driver then followed the resident back to the house and pointed a silver gun at the resident, threatening to "kill" him, according to the affidavit.
Deputies discovered two vehicles at the resident's home with "multiple" bullet holes and located "several" 9 mm bullets. A deputy spotted a U-Haul driving along the road by the suspected shooter, records state.
A search of the U-Haul revealed bullet casings, a silver/black Ruger 9mm handgun with a bullet in the chamber and gunpowder residue on the passenger door, records state.
On Friday, July 2, 2021, deputies arrested James Rodney Porter, 26, on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and driving while his license was invalid. He remained in Tom Green County Detention Center in lieu of a $150,500 bond as of noon Tuesday, according to online jail records.
Porter was previously out on bond after he was charged in connection to a vehicle theft ring in February 2021.
Alana Edgin is a journalist covering Crime and Courts in West Texas. Send her a news tip at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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