Central Texas man arrested after shooting that stemmed from argument

Chase Alexander Cope. (Jail photo)

A man wanted in connection with a shooting that stemmed from an argument was jailed Monday evening in lieu of $200,000 bond, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Chase Alexander Cope, 23, of Belton, was arrested Saturday after Bell County deputies responded to a report of a stolen vehicle on FM 1237.

Deputies found the abandoned vehicle in a field near Franklin Road and Rock Road in Troy and traced the two people who were earlier reported to be in it to a nearby trailer.

Cope was one of the two, authorities said Monday.

He was wanted in connection with a shooting reported just before 5:30 p.m. on April 25 in the 800 block of Witter Lane.

They found the victim with a through-and-through gunshot wound to the back.

He was taken to Scott & White Medical Center, from which he has since been released.