TEXARKANA, Texas — A person accused of fatally taking pictures his spouse and wounding his girlfriend in entrance of a small baby has been indicted for homicide, aggravated assault and baby endangerment by a Bowie County grand jury.
Tremayne Douglas Ware, 38, allegedly pulled a white SUV into the Creekside Residences on the afternoon of July 29 on the similar time his spouse, Bengie Cooper, 56, and girlfriend and the girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter had been getting out of a special automotive, in accordance with a possible trigger affidavit.
The girlfriend reported that she noticed Ware put a gun in his pocket as he acquired out of the SUV, prompting her to run together with her daughter.
The girlfriend informed Texarkana Texas Police Division investigators that she shoved her daughter out of the way in which as Ware approached and “shot her within the again at level clean vary.”
The bullet reportedly broke the girl’s pelvis and left a bullet “dangerously near her backbone,” in accordance with the affidavit.
Ware allegedly subsequent shot Cooper within the brow earlier than getting in his SUV and driving away. Cooper died of her wound two days later.
When police arrived to the flats at 3333 Nichols Drive about 1:30 p.m. they discovered Cooper within the parking zone between two vehicles close to the complicated laundry room. The girlfriend was present in her house affected by a gunshot wound to the again.
The girlfriend reported to police that she was in a “relationship relationship” with Ware and that Cooper is his spouse. She reported allegedly receiving threatening messages from Ware.
Witnesses who watched the taking pictures from balcony flats allegedly supplied corroboration of the girlfriend’s account.
Ware was indicted Thursday for homicide, aggravated assault, household violence with a lethal weapon involving critical bodily harm and baby endangerment in reference to the July taking pictures. The entire indictments allege Ware dedicated the crimes whereas already convicted of two prior felonies.
Ware faces 5 to 99 years or life in jail if discovered responsible of both homicide or aggravated assault. Nonetheless, the minimal punishment might enhance if a jury finds Ware responsible and finds that he has prior felony convictions.
The grand jury additionally indicted Ware for evading arrest in a automobile with two prior felony convictions in reference to an arrest in January by Texarkana, Texas, police. Ware was arrested Jan. 16 for evading and misdemeanor DWI.
Ware is at the moment being held within the Bowie County jail. Bails on the costs associated to the taking pictures complete $2.75 million.