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05/08/05 - Angelina County

Man Arrested For Shooting At Wife

by Chris Cato

It started late Saturday night at Marrion Ferry Park in Angelina County. Police say after several drinks and an argument with his wife, 24 year old Jerry Reeves Jr. pulled out a .22-caliber revolver and started shooting.

Joe Toombs, who lives near the shooting, said, "he had 4 or 5 shots down toward the boat ramp. There's always hunting, people hunt the woods and everything so we didn't think nothing about it until all the police came down."

Officials say Reeves ran out of bullets, thankfully not hitting anyone. When he started to reload his gun, others around the area jumped on him and took his gun away. But by the time officers arrived on the scene, Reeves had escaped into the woods.

Sgt. Ricky Barley said, "when several deputies down there talking to all the people in reference to what happened, what went on with the whole situation, Jerry come walking out of the woods."

Reeves was arrested and charged with public intoxication and later deadly conduct. Reeves was taken to the Angelina County Jail, but deputies say it should serve as a reminder that alcohol and firearms just don't mix.

Sgt. Barley said, "alcohol just don't solve anything, it only makes situations worse and more dangerous for other people."

Sgt. Barley says it's by sheer luck that nobody was hurt when Reeves started shooting in all directions, and the quick thinking to take him down when he was re-loading could have saved lives.

Jerry Reeves Jr. is now out of the Angelina County Jail on a $2,000 bond.

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