A dispute over a girlfriend ended with one vehicle ramming another in the Wal-Mart parking lot late Tuesday night and the arrests of three Brownwood men, police said.
Douglas Barnett, 19, Christopher Guerra, 19, and Albert Holland, 20, were booked into the Brown County Jail on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and engaging in organized criminal activity, jail records state.
Officer Zane Taylor was dispatched to the Wal-Mart parking lot at 11:46 p.m. A 17-year-old male had called 9-1-1 to report he was in a vehicle and being chased by a green Chevy Blazer, Taylor’s report states.
Taylor arrived to see a green Blazer and white Ford pickup leaving the scene. The 17-year-old’s Ford Taurus had collision damage, and glass shards were on the ground.
The youth told Taylor the Blazer, occupied by several people, had followed him up Austin Avenue and swerved into him. He said he ended up in the Wal-Mart parking lot and drove around trying to get away from the Blazer, which, he said, rammed him and then left.
The youth said he had been at his girlfriend’s home on Indian Creek when several people arrived. A man who had dated his girlfriend previously tried to start a fight with him, and the Blazer followed him after he left, Taylor’s report states.
Police found the Blazer parked behind a residence in the 900 block of Belle Plain and questioned several people in the home. Police were told several people had loaded up into the Blazer and the Ford pickup and gone to the home on Indian Creek because one of the individuals wanted to confront the 17-year-old, Taylor’s report states.
After the youth left the Indian Creek home, they followed him to the Wal-Mart parking lot in the two vehicles.
A witness told Cpl. Johnny Jackson she had seen the Blazer chase the Taurus in the Wal-Mart parking lot and ram it, Taylor’s report states. Barnett, Holland and Guerra were arrested at the home in Belle Plain.
In other incidents:
• Officer Anna Sturgeon was dispatched to Eighth and Avenue D on a loud music complaint. Sturgeon saw four people on a front porch in the 1900 block of Avenue D. One of the individuals, Tiffany Thomson, had misdemeanor warrants. Thomson was arrested on the warrants and on a new charge of possession of a controlled substance after Sturgeon found two prescription pills but no prescription, Sturgeon’s report states.
• Police are investigating another burglary of a coin operated machine. Someone damaged coin machines at the Crystal Car Wash in the 700 block of Commerce but did not get any coins, police said.
• Someone took an air compressor from the back of a work truck parked in the 1300 block of Willis.
• Someone took a 55-inch television, a home theater sound system and a Playstation from a home in the 1300 block of Morris.
• Someone took copper ground wire from 10 foundations slabs where an apartment complex is being built in the 4200 block of U.S. 377 South.
• Someone took four firearms, three jewelry items, two laptops, a phone, 20 DVDs, liquor and coins from a home in the 1000 block of San Benito.