Man Indicted For Shooting At Local Deputies

David Ray Sneed (Jail photo)
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GATESVILLE (March 27, 2013)—A Coryell County Grand Jury named a local man Tuesday in an indictment charging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant after sheriff’s deputies say he shot at them while they were trying to arrest him.

David Ray Sneed, 40, still was in custody Wednesday in the Coryell County Jail where he was ordered held on bonds totaling $175,000, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon family violence and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a public servant.

Sheriff’s office records show on Feb 8 shots were fired at Coryell County deputies who were trying to arrest a man wanted in a family violence case, but no one was injured.

The aggravated assault family violence charge stems from an incident reported a day earlier in which a 14-year-old girl was assaulted and threatened with a firearm, the Coryell County sheriff's office said.

An arrest warrant was issued naming Sneed, who's the girl's father, the sheriff's office said.

Deputies went to Sneed's home on County Road 148 to serve the warrant, but no one was home.

Later a deputy saw Sneed's vehicle at the residence, stopped and then called for backup when "Sneed came toward the deputy acting very angry and hostile," a sheriff's office press release said.

Other deputies arrived and set up a perimeter around the home and as they did someone began shooting at them, the sheriff's office said.

Because of the darkness deputies were unable to determine from where the shots were coming and backed off.

Early the next day deputies with the help of Texas Rangers, Department of Public Safety troopers and a Texas game warden began to search for Sneed, who was found at around noon near his home.

Authorities later served a search warrant on Sneed's home and recovered a number of weapons and a quantity of ammunition.