A Port Neches man accused of capturing a gun throughout a confrontation together with his ex girlfriend’s new boyfriend was charged with felony DWI after leaving the scene.
Eric James Hebert, 36, was indicted final week by a Jefferson County grand jury on the third-degree felony cost. If convicted, he faces as much as two years in jail.
In accordance with a possible trigger affidavit, a Port Neches lady known as police at 12:22 a.m. Jan. 20 and informed dispatch that her ex boyfriend had come to her home to struggle her new boyfriend. The person was stated to be in possession of a gun and fired six rounds earlier than leaving.
Whereas trying to find the suspect, officers noticed the suspect leaving his dwelling and getting right into a 2003 Chevrolet pickup, the doc states. A visitors cease was initiated and the driving force bought out of the automobile “unsteady on his ft” and utilizing the automobile “to regular himself.”
The arresting officer stated he smelled alcohol on the driving force’s breath and had to assist him into the patrol automobile.
A pistol with 11 rounds within the journal was reportedly discovered within the middle console of the pickup, together with two totally loaded magazines and an empty one. A shell casing discovered on the scene matched the bullets discovered within the automobile.
Additionally discovered within the truck was an open container of Modelo beer, the affidavit says.
After his arrest, it was discovered that Hebert had two prior DWI convictions.
Hebert was arrested on Might 28 and charged with lethal conduct-discharge firearm with bond set at $100,000. He was nonetheless in custody as of Tuesday afternoon.