Local man injured when shot wife fired shatters cellphone
A 38-year-old Killeen woman remained jailed Friday after her husband told police she fired a shot at him that instead struck his cellphone, which “exploded across his face,” an arrest affidavit says.
Pluslyn Saya Nartatez is held in the Bell County Jail in lieu of $100,000 charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The charge stems from an incident reported just after 1 a.m. Tuesday.
Officers found the victim at a convenience store on Stagecoach Road.
He told officers Nartatez “shot at him while he was holding his cellphone” in the master bedroom of the couple’s home nearby on Spring Drive and showed them “his damaged cellphone that appeared to have been shot,” the affidavit says.
He had cuts and lacerations on his face, the affidavit says.
He told officers he fled to the convenience store, wearing only a T-shirt, underwear and socks, the affidavit says.
Officers went to the couple’s home where they heard the sound of breaking glass and then saw Nartatez leave the residence, carrying a travel bag, which she put in a vehicle.
She went back into the home and officers “again heard the sound of items being broken and destroyed,” the affidavit says.
She emerged “holding a pole like object and used it to destroy an outside lamp and all the lights.”
Officers convinced her to drop the pole and detained her, the affidavit says.
She told them that her husband “was cheating on her,” the affidavit says.
With her permission, officers then entered the home where they found that “the interior of the residence had been trashed with what appeared to be extensive recent damage including almost every window to the back of the house broken out, broken glass inside and outside the residence, a shattered microwave glass and numerous bullet holes throughout the residence.”
They also found .40 caliber shell casings throughout the home and a .40 caliber handgun on the floor the master bedroom.