Atascocita man indicted for 2018 deputy constables shooting
Harris County District Attorney
   
 
More Today's News:
ߦ   Trials In Fort Bend County This Week
ߦ   Woman Pleads Guilty To Bank Robberies
ߦ   Austin Man Pleads Guilty to Fraudulent Scheme to Solicit Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars in Contributions to Scam-Pacs
ߦ   Colombian Narcotics Kingpin Pleads Guilty for Bribing Former Federal Agent to Dismiss Indictment
ߦ   Defendant Sentenced to Life for Aggravated Sexual Assault of a Child
ߦ   El Paso Man Sentenced For Distributing Child Porn
ߦ   Fifty Club's Forty-Eighth Award Luncheon
ߦ   South Texas ICE deportation officers remove previously deported Salvadoran gang member wanted for aggravated homicide and other criminal charges
ߦ   Two North Texas Doctors, One Nurse Sentenced to Prison for Federal Drug Trafficking Violations
ߦ   $3,000 Reward Offered for Most Wanted Sex Offender from Brownsville Area
ߦ   Bond set at $250K for man suspected of robbing local bank at gunpoint
ߦ   County Jails Struggle With A New Role As America's Prime Centers For Opioid Detox
ߦ   Dispute between sheriff, commissioner has new Katy-area substation on hold
ߦ   Four Arrested In Best Buy Burglary
ߦ   Investigators Charge Third Man In 2018 Murder.
ߦ   Legal Resident Convicted Of Transporting Illegal Alien
ߦ   Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month
ߦ   Needville Area Drug Bust
ߦ   Port Arthur Man Charged with Violent Crime Acts
ߦ   Prison Guard Charged With Assaulting Inmate
ߦ   TxDOT Reenacts Crash To Urge Texans To Buckle Up
ߦ   Family members find body of missing kayaker in Texas City
ߦ   Gas Station Robber Busted, Jailed
ߦ   Man shoots 2 Kan. LEOs, kills father and himself in standoff
ߦ   Mass. prosecutors sue feds to stop courthouse immigration arrests
ߦ   Minneapolis officer convicted of murder in 911 caller death
ߦ   Motive unclear in NC campus shooting that killed 2, wounded 4 others
ߦ   Suspect Broke NYPD Officer's Leg During Foot Pursuit
ߦ   Third Suspect Jailed In Kidnapping/Assault Case
ߦ   Harris County Leaders to Dedicate New 911 Emergency Call Center

 
Search Archives:

HOUSTON- A Harris County grand jury indicted an Atascocita man for an April 2018 shooting that sent three deputy constables to the hospital, one with serious injuries.

 

Wesley Smith, 32, is charged with four counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer.

 

During the Friday morning proceeding, grand jurors heard the facts of the April 17, 2018 shooting. Precinct 4 deputy constables were dispatched to perform a welfare check on Smith whom dispatchers described as suicidal and threatening to shoot himself.

 

Upon arrival, the team knocked on the door but was unable to establish communication with Smith. Several minutes passed before he stepped outside with a shotgun—initiating gunfire with the deputies; Deputy Christopher Gaines suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

 

“This case is a reminder of how dangerous our officers’ jobs truly are,” Harris County District Attorney’s Office First Assistant Tom Berg said. “Wesley Smith opened fire on the very officers who had been called to help him. Now a Harris County jury must determine the consequences of his turning his weapon on them.”

 

Aggravated assault of a peace officer is a first degree felony--the offense carries a penalty of five to 99 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. 

 

The same grand jury also considered, from a civil rights angle, the conduct of the deputy constables- concluding that no probable cause existed to charge them for what occurred while conducting their duties. 

 

###

 

 

Ebony C. Fleming

Communications Officer

Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Post a comment
Name/Nickname:
(required)
Email Address: (must be a valid address)
(will not be published or shared)
Comments: (plain text only)
Printer Friendly Format  Printer Friendly Format    Send to a Friend  Send to a Friend    RSS Feed  RSS Feed
© 1999-2019 The Police News. All rights reserved.