Lufkin PD: 7 people arrested after disturbance with shots fired

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the Lufkin Police Department arrested seven people late Wednesday night after an alleged disturbance on Polk Avenue in which multiple shots were fired.

"Last night, we arrested seven people - one for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and six others on drug paraphernalia charges, following a report of a disturbance in the area of Rhodes Street and East Polk Street," said Jessica Pebsworth, a spokeswoman for the Lufkin Police Department.

Deedrick Davone Renfro, 21, of Huntington, is still being held in the Angelina County Jail on a second-degree felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge, a third-degree felony possession of a firearm by a felon charge, and a Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia charge.

Although a $500 bond amount was sent for Renfro's misdemeanor charge. no bond amounts have been set for his felony charges.

Frankie, R. Deleon, 22, Angel A. Garcia, 19, James D. Johnson, 21, Felipe R. Rivera Jr., 22, Oscar R. Rivera, 19, and Liset Rodriguez, 29, were all arrested and charged with Class C misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Felipe Rivera was also charged with a theft warrant, and Rodriguez had addition charges that included possession of marijuana and a theft warrant.

Pebsworth said that while the dispatcher was on the phone with the caller, they could hear a shot fired and a man yelling. When the LPD officers got to the scene, they found that the address in question was a residence in the 200 block of East Polk Street.

The police report stated that the incident occurred at about 8:49 p.m. Wednesday night. The dispatcher told officers that the caller heard several people yelling and then heard one gunshot.

As a Lufkin PD officer was approaching the scene, she heard yelling coming from the direction of Polk Street. She talked to citizens near the intersection of Second and Polk streets and found out where the disturbance was taking place.

One woman said there were a "bunch of them in front of the white house, and they were shooting," the report stated. The witness told the LPD officer that one group went behind a tree, and another ran into the house.

When the LPD officer asked the woman if she knew the name of the shooter, the witness said, 'They call him D. Renfro," the report stated.

The witness later said the suspect came out of the house in tan pants, a red belt, and no shirt, and started firing shots into the air, the report stated. Later, the suspect allegedly pointed the gun at the other people involved in the disturbance.

At that point, the Lufkin PD officer used the PA system on the patrol unit to order the subjects out of the home. Eventually, seven people came out of the residence, and they were detained.

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