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Man turns self in on attempted murder charge

Juan Garcia mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail. Juan Garcia mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) -

A man wanted on a 2002 charge of shooting someone in the face turned himself into authorities on Wednesday.

An Angelina County grand jury indicted Juan Carlos Garcia, 33, of Dallas, on the charge in September.

According to prosecuting attorney Katrina Carswell, Garcia was originally charged in 2002 with aggravated assault. But because law enforcement has not been able to track him down since the incident occurred, the statute of limitations expired after three years.

The new charge carries no statute of limitations.

Carswell said the charge stems from Garcia shooting someone in the eyes with a gun.

Jail records show Garcia was arrested at the Angelina County Courthouse after he turned himself in on Wednesday.

Garcia posted a $50,000 bail.

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