CORYELL COUNTY (February 10, 2013)—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 and the man was later arrested without incident.
David Ray Sneed, 40, was in the Coryell County Jail Sunday, facing charges of aggravated assault family violence and aggravated assault on a public servant with a deadly weapon.
The aggravated assault family violence charge stems from an incident reported on Thursday 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 Friday naming Sneed, who’s the girl’s father, the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies went to Sneed’s home on County Road 148 Friday 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 Saturday 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 Saturday near his home.
Authorities later served a search warrant on Sneed’s home and recovered a number of weapons and a quantity of ammunition.