A 17-year-old Pottsboro resident was indicted this week on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and two counts of deadly conduct discharge of a firearm.
The indictments are formal charges and are not an indication of guilt.
The charges leveled against Dillon Zachary Jeffers stem from an incident that happened in June.
Jeffers is represented by Sherman attorney Gaylon Riddles. Calls to Riddles regarding the indictment late Wednesday afternoon were not immediately returned.
In a news release from the time of Jeffers’ arrest in July, 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.
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.
Herald Democrat reporter Drew Smith contributed to this report.