TEXARKANA, Texas — A person accused of taking pictures his spouse and girlfriend in entrance of a kid at a Texarkana, Texas, residence complicated in July pleaded not responsible Monday to homicide, aggravated assault and baby endangerment.
Tremayne Douglas Ware, 38, appeared Monday for arraignment in Bowie County earlier than 202nd District Decide John Tidwell. Assistant Public Defender Clayton Haas entered pleas of not responsible for Ware on all fees.
First Assistant District Legal professional Kelley Crisp stated her workplace has turned all discovery supplies over to the protection. Crisp stated the state has not made a plea provide within the case.
Tidwell scheduled the case for a jury trial in late January.
Ware is being held within the Bowie County jail with bails totaling $2.75 million.
Ware allegedly pulled a white SUV into the Creekside Residences on the afternoon of July 29 on the identical time his spouse, Bengie Cooper, 56, and girlfriend and the girlfriend’s 4-year-old daughter have been getting out of a unique automobile, in line with a possible trigger affidavit.
The girlfriend reported that she noticed Ware put a gun in his pocket as he received out of the SUV, prompting her to run together with her daughter.
The girlfriend advised Texarkana Texas Police Division investigators that she shoved her daughter out of the way in which as Ware approached and allegedly “shot her within the again at level clean vary.”
The bullet reportedly broke the lady’s pelvis and left a bullet “dangerously near her backbone,” in line 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 residences at 3333 Nichols Drive about 1:30 p.m. they discovered Cooper within the parking zone between two automobiles close to the complicated laundry room. The girlfriend was present in her residence 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 residences allegedly supplied corroboration of the girlfriend’s account.
Ware faces 5 to 99 years or life in jail if discovered responsible of both homicide or aggravated assault, household violence, with severe bodily damage. Nevertheless, the minimal punishment may enhance if a jury finds Ware responsible and finds that he has prior felony convictions.
Ware additionally has pending fees 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.