LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Lufkin man pleaded guilty Thursday to shooting a loaded gun toward three children in September 2010, accepting a probation sentence.
Geraldo Limon, 36, was originally slated for a non-jury trial Thursday on a charge of endangering a child. Instead, prosecutors allowed him to plead guilty to a lesser-included charge of deadly conduct.
Limon's two-year probation sentence includes a $500 fine and alcohol abuse treatment.
According to an arrest affidavit, three children, aged 13, 15 and 16, met with a deputy on Aug. 29, 2010, and said Limon discharged a rifle twice "in close proximity" to them at their Angelina County home. The children said he pointed a loaded 22-caliber rifle at his own head and pulled the trigger. The children said they wrestled the rifle away from him and during that exchange, Limon fired it twice.
The children gave accounts of previous altercations with Limon on the same day. They said Limon threatened to shoot them if they did not get in the vehicle with him at Fairview Grocery on Airport Road. This came after he told them to park his truck and walk home, they said. They said Limon was intoxicated and they were afraid to ride with him. They also said Limon swerved his truck at them, causing them to jump in the ditch to avoid being hit.