SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office arrested a man on a felony stalking charge Sunday in connection to allegations that he threatened to kill everyone on his road and harassed his neighbors by screaming and cursing at them as he drove by their homes.
The man is also accused of driving by one man's home and firing a shotgun into the air.
Jason Toland Eddings, 41, of San Augustine, is still being held in the San Augustine County Jail on a third-degree felony stalking charge. No bail amount has been set for the charge yet.
According to the arrest affidavit, a SACSO deputy responded to 911 call about a terroristic threat on Sept. 7. He met with the complainant at a home in the 2400 block of FM 1992.
The man told the deputy that while he was sitting on his porch, he heard Eddings threaten to kill his family and everyone on the street, the affidavit stated. Eddings also allegedly drove down FM 192 and screamed and cursed at everyone before he went to his home.
Another neighbor said that Weddings was driving a red Ford pickup. When the SACSO deputy stopped the pickup, Eddings told him that he was tired of someone who lives on FM 1992 cursing him and his wife through the woods and telling his wife to come perform a sex act on them, the affidavit stated.
The affidavit stated that Eddings told the deputy he sees flashlights all the time in the woods near his house, but he can never confirm who the people are.
At that point, the SACSO deputy told Eddings that if he didn't know who had been doing it, he didn't need to be driving up and down FM 1992 harassing people, the affidavit stated.
The second neighbor told the deputy that he saw Eddings drive by and scream/curse out his window on several occasions, the affidavit stated.
According to the affidavit, the SACSO deputy and a lieutenant from the sheriff's office had responded to a shots-fired call at the first man's home last week. The man told them that Eddings had driven up in front of his house, started screaming and cursing, and then fired a shotgun into the air, the affidavit stated. Eddings then drove to his house on Forest Service Road 316.
At that time, Eddings allegedly told the deputy and the lieutenant that he was sick and tired of people "going into the national forest and talking to his wife in a vulgar language." When Eddings was asked if he could identify the people doing it, he said no, the affidavit stated.
The affidavit stated that over the past two weeks, SACSO deputies have responded to numerous 911 calls from Eddings' residence, but they were unable to find anything that indicated someone had been in the woods near his house. It also stated that the two witnesses that spoke to deputies are concerned for their families' safety.