A gunshot fired from a vehicle near an off-duty sheriff’s deputy on Christmas Day led to a trip to jail for a Bangs man.
Kenneth Brixey, 44, was booked on charges of deadly conduct, theft of a firearm and unlawful carrying of weapons, jail records state.
According to a report by deputy Taylor Fletcher:
Fletcher arrived at FM 586 and County Road 159 at 4:31 p.m. to assist sheriff’s Capt. James Stroope, who had made an off-duty traffic stop. Stroope said a man had fired a weapon of the window of a Ford F-150 while traveling on County Road 163 near FM 586.
Stroope, who was in a yard with his family, said he initially believed the man might have been shooting at him when he heard the gunshot. Stroope caught up to the vehicle and made a felony traffic stop.
The pickup’s driver said she believed Brixey had fired her .44 caliber revolver into the air out of the passenger side window. Brixey allegedly admitted he had fired a .45 caliber handgun toward the side of the road.
Stroope recovered numerous firearms from the vehicle including a .45 caliber handgun that returned as stolen from the Abilene Police Department. Brixey said he had purchased the gun at a gun show, Fletcher’s report states.
Brixey was charged with deadly conduct because he allegedly fired the gun in a populated area with numerous houses and people in close proximity, the report states. Brixey was charged with unlawfully carrying of weapons because he allegedly committed criminal acts other than Class C traffic violations while in possession of handguns in the vehicle.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Monday were:
Keith Aubel, 33, Bangs, violating bond/protective order.
Christopher Barninger, 43, Brownwood, DWI second.
Michael Fitzgerald, 47, Brownwood, public intoxication.
Jaron Phellam, 18, Brownwood, theft.
Ryan Referda, 63, Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
Robert Salinas, 49, Brownwood, credit or debit card abuse against elderly.
Colten Sawyer, 18, Brownwood, DUI, minor in possession.
Lynn Scott, 31, Lake Brownwood, driving with invalid license.
Joshua Stovall, 31, Early, motion to revoke probation.
Ashley Vbra, 26, Brownwood, possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana.
Eric Ward, 33, Golden, Colo., possession of marijuana.
Ethan Wills, 20, Brownwood, driving with invalid license, failure to maintain financial responsibility.