Athens Review, Athens, Texas

March 22, 2014

Shots fired on MLK Boulevard

Rich Flowers
The Athens Review

Athens — The Athens Police Department is looking for a man who allegedly fired shots on Martin Luther King Boulevard. on Thursday night.

No one was injured in the incident that grew out of a verbal argument between two individuals. There was some property damage to a vehicle, police reports said.

According to information from APD, at about 8 p.m., a man in a black SUV was reported to have fired shots near 1616 MLK Blvd. Officer Dustin Cook was dispatched to the scene where he met with a 46-year-old man, and took an aggravated assault report concerning the shots fired.

Cook was joined by Sgt. Jason McEntire, Cpl. Dana Dykes, Officer Garrett Stewart and Officer Marshall Passions to take photographs, and collect evidence at the scene.

APD contacted the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office with information concerning the case, and a description of the suspect. The case was forwarded to the APD Criminal Investigations Division for follow-up.

Lt. Jeremy Hugghins said the CID had been working the case on Friday, but had not made an arrest by press time.

APD was also investigating a copper theft in the 1100 block of Cream Level Road. A caller informed police that wire had been taken from the pole and the ground in front of his home.  The theft was reported to Oncor for repairs.