SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Shelby County Sheriff's Office arrested a 25-year-old Center man after he allegedly fired a shot that hit a City of Huxley work truck on State Highway 87 on Friday.
Spencer Ryan Niedert, of Center, was booked into the Shelby County Jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. His bail amount was set at $45,000.
According to a press release, a Shelby County Sheriff's Office deputy responded to a 911 call about a shooting incident that occurred that occurred at about 7:30 a.m. on May 1.
An employee with the City of Huxley told the deputy that he was traveling south on US Highway 87 south of Loop 500 in Center in a work truck when a red Ford-350 four-door dually pickup pulled up beside him and the driver started yelling at him "in a road rage incident," the press release stated.
The press release said the victim told the deputy that the suspect, who was later identified brandished a tan pistol and fired one shot. One shot traveled through the left side of the City of Huxley pickup and lodged in a new gas meter that had been in the truck.
The victim provided a description of both the suspect and the vehicle.
When the deputies investigated further, they identified the suspect as Niedert. He was found driving a red F-350 pickup, the victim positively IDed him, the press release stated. The pistol was recovered and taken into evidence.
After a warrant was issued for Niedert, he was arrested a short time later and taken to the Shelby County Jail.