Pollok man gets probation in shooting

Jarod Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.
Jarod Thompson mug shot courtesy of Angelina County Jail.

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - A Pollok man pleaded guilty Tuesday afternoon to his part in a shooting in the Pollok area.

Jarod Clenon Thompson, 31, accepted a 10-year probation sentence in District Judge Barry Bryan's court.

According to an arrest affidavit, a victim, whose truck had four bullets in it, said he was driving on State Highway 103 West when Thompson, who he knew, drove his black Chevy pick-up next to him. Another man, later identified as Tyson Wells, was in the truck with Thompson. Both suspects were making hand gestures at him and trying to get him to pull over but the victim would not do so, the affidavit states.

According to the affidavit, they began firing shots at him with a .22 rifle while driving on FM 706, with the last shot being fired near the intersection of U.S. Highway 69.

Deputies managed to locate the suspect vehicle and interviewed Thompson at the Angelina County Sheriff's Office. The affidavit states Thompson and Wells admitted that Thompson was driving the truck and Wells was firing the shots at the alleged victim.

Wells accepted the same sentence last week.

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