Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 30, 2013

Shots fired in public

Frankston man arrested in HC

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The Henderson County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 30-year-old man Tuesday, who was wanted by Kilgore police for firing several rounds from a high-powered rifle at a business in the city.

Chase Ray Alford of Frankston remained in the Henderson County Jail on Wednesday, pending arraignment for  aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a security guard and deadly conduct.  According to the warrants from Kilgore, the incident occurred on Monday. Alford, allegedly forced his way into the Haliburton facility and began firing. No one was hurt by the gunfire.

The Kilgore Police Department learned that Alford, a former Haliburton employee, was at his mother’s residence on Pinedale Lane in Coffee City. Police officers asked for assistance in making an arrest.

Henderson County Sheriff’s Office reports state that the tactical unit, investigators and command staff went to the location. The officers located Alford at the Pinedale Lane residence and arrested him without incident. HCSO recovered the rifle and transported Alford to jail in Athens.

The aggravated assault against a security officer charge is a first-degree felony. The deadly conduct charge is a third-degree felony.