NACOGDOCHES, TX - An arrest has been made by Nacogdoches Police in the case of the shooting of a Nacogdoches High School student on October 21 st . Khiry Lakeith Driver, 18, of Nacogdoches was arrested Friday morning and charged with Aggravated Assault. He was taken to the Nacogdoches County Jail pending arraignment.
Driver is charged with discharging a weapon that struck Ebony Adams in the pelvic area. She continues to recover from the injuries. "Our investigators did a very thorough investigation into this case", said Sgt. Greg Sowell of the NPD. "The investigation revealed ample probable cause to support a charge of Aggravated Assault, based on a reckless act, against Mr. Driver".
In a related incident, Robert David Kellerman, 17 of Nacogdoches was charged with Unlawful Transfer of Certain Weapons, a state jail felony. Kellerman was also arrested Friday morning on a warrant. His arrest stems from an investigation into the ownership of the handgun in this case. Kellerman is accused of transferring the firearm, a .357 Magnum revolver, to a person under the age of eighteen years. The minor then allegedly transferred the handgun to Driver. Both of these cases will now be turned over to the Nacogdoches County District Attorney's Office.
According to an arrest affidavit, Adams told investigators driver, her boyfriend, was playing with a .357 Magnum revolver. They were sitting close together on his bed. Adams explained while messing with the hammer and trigger the gun discharged. The boy originally lied to officers about how the incident happened out of fear. The teens deny the gun was intentionally pointed at Adams. Driver is charged with aggravated assault, due to recklessness. His bond is set at $75,000 dollars.
Kellerman is accused of giving the gun to a person under age 18 as a trade for marijuana. The 17 year old then allegedly gave the handgun to the victim's boyfriend. Investigators say Kellerman and the minor were also in possession of three other handguns that were allegedly stolen by the minor from his father and taken to Kellerman's house. Kellerman is charged with unlawful transfer of certain weapons. His bond is $25,000 dollars.