SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies from two counties responded to shots fired near an oil rig by the Attoyac River early Sunday, which resulted in five arrests.
According to San Augustine County Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham, a Nacogdoches County deputy responded to a shots fired call at 1:45 a.m. Sunday. When the deputy arrived on the Nacogdoches County side of the Attoyac River, he reported five people were firing guns on the other side of the river, in San Augustine County.
Cunningham said the deputy yelled at the people to stop shooting and they yelled a derogatory remark at him and challenged him, since he was on the other side of the river and could not reach them.
San Augustine County deputies then arrived on the scene, located near the intersection of FM 1196 and State Highway 21, and arrested them.
Cunningham said all five were shooting assorted semi-automatic rifles and handguns at a tree, but if they missed the tree, the shots were heading near a oil rig. Because of that, they are charged with deadly conduct.
Arrested were Vincent Ray Brewer, 28, of San Augustine (also charged with DWI), Hubert Lavon Green, 40, of San Augustine (also charged with operating an ATV on a public road), Theresa Ann Green, 33, of Nacogdoches, Howard Wallace McCarty, 39, of San Augustine (also charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, public intoxication and operating an ATV on a public road), and Hollis Auston Thornton, 48, of San Augustine (also charged with DWI).