3 Cuero men arrested after 2 gun incidents

Sonny Long

July 25, 2011 at 2:25 a.m.



Three Cuero men were arrested this weekend in two separate incidents involving rifles, one with shots fired.

On Sunday, Cuero police arrested Desmond Patton, 21, and Alphonso Flores, 21, following an altercation in the 100 block of West Thomas Street, said Lt. J. Timpone.

At 5:20 p.m., a report of shots fired came from that location. An assault-type rifle was thought to have been discharged from a vehicle as it left the scene, according to the police report.

Both men were charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and four counts of deadly conduct/discharging a firearm.

Bonds totaling $280,000 were set on each.

The investigation into the incident is continuing.

The first incident took place about 2 p.m. Friday in the 600 block of West Newman Street, according to the police report.

Dondre Carter, 22, is charged with threatening his former girlfriend who was holding a 1-year-old child on the porch of their home, said Cuero Police Sgt. Sam Saunders.

Carter was questioned minutes earlier at a shots fired call, but was not detained, Saunders said.

According to witnesses Carter pointed a rifle at the woman and girl and threatened to kill the woman, Saunders said.

Investigation also revealed that Carter was not authorized to drive the car he was in, Saunders said.

He was arrested in Pasadena at 2 a.m. Saturday and the vehicle recovered.

He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, endangerment to a child and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

As of Monday, Carter remained in jail in Pasadena.



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