Editor's note: This article has been updated throughout.
Denison Police have arrested 17-year-old Dillon Zachary Jeffers of Pottsboro on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of deadly conduct discharging firearm at individuals following a drive-by shooting last month. Jeffers is currently being held in the Grayson County Jail with a bond of $1,008,500.
An affidavit obtained by the Herald Democrat shows Jeffers is represented in this case by Sherman attorney Gaylon Riddles who could not immediately be reached for a comment Thursday evening.
In a press release announcing the arrest, Denison Police said officers responded to a report of a drive-by on June 30 to a home with occupants inside in the 900 block of West Walker Street. Jeffers was identified as the alleged suspect of the shooting and was later arrested by the Pottsboro Police Department for theft of a firearm, burglary of vehicle, possession of marijuana less than two ounces and evading arrest/detention.
An affidavit used to obtain the arrest warrant in the case shows the whole incident might have started with a fist fight at Munson Park on June 28.
Denison Police Officer D. Rhodes said there were three people in the house on June 30 when the bullets started to fly back in June. Rhodes said the 18-year-old man who lived at the home took him into the living room and showed him two windows in the living room, one of which had several bullet holes in the window and the window frame. Rhodes said the resident said the bullets struck his living room sofa and that he and his girlfriend, who were sitting at the dinning room table at the time of the incident, were almost struck by at least one bullet.
Rhodes said he asked the 18-year-old whether he knew who might have fired the shots and the resident named Jeffers. The man said Jeffers was upset with him because Jeffers had been dating the man’s cousin and the man advised her that Jeffers was a drug dealer and user and she should stay away from him.
Other officers who arrived at the scene found evidence of bullet impacts on a bookshelf in the living room and on movies stored on that bookshelf.
The resident told police he didn’t see the shooter, but he knew it was Jeffers. He also said that he knew Jeffers to drive a small black car like the one seen leaving the scene.
The affidavit also says officers spoke to a third person who was in the area at the time of the shooting. He told police he did see the driver of the car, which he believed to be a Nissan Altima. He said he heard around nine shots fired. The witness described that driver of that vehicle as "a young white male, with short tight curly hair.” The officer said he later saw a photo of Jeffers that fit that description. The officers working the scene also collected a number of shell casings at the scene.
In a subsequent conversation, the affidavit states, the resident of the house where the shooting took place told officers he and Jeffers had gotten into a physical fight at Munson Park on June 29 and Jeffers had threatened the resident on social media after that.