Deputies arrest two suspects following Charco Road shooting incident
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BEEVILLE — Bee County deputies converged on a residence on Charco Road in the early morning hours on Sept. 18 after responding to a call involving a shooting.

Deputies were called to the scene at about 1:54 a.m. regarding a disturbance after shots were fired.

Deputy Cecil Daniels, the first officer on the scene, got to the address just in time to see a man run inside the residence.

Daniels ordered the man to come back outside, and he complied. He was quickly taken into custody.

But another suspect in the incident told deputies he was armed, and he barricaded himself in a bedroom.

Deputy Lt. Ronnie Jones said the man refused to disarm and leave the room. Sheriff Carlos Carrizales Jr. then ordered his Special Weapons and Tactics Team into action.

Officers with the Texas Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Division and SWAT officers with the Beeville Police Department were called in to back up the deputies.

Officers at the scene cleared the residence of all other occupants and began negotiating with the barricaded man.

As deputies interviewed others who had been in the house, Investigator John Davis was told that two men had been drinking since Monday night and had continued drinking after midnight Tuesday.

The two men found a handgun and barged into a room where others were sleeping. One of the men pointed a gun at the victims and threatened to kill them over an ongoing argument.

Davis was told that several shots were fired at one point during the argument.

Davis said the incident was a good example of why guns and alcohol should not be mixed.

After the situation was defused and both suspects were taken into custody, Carrizales thanked the officers involved for their assistance.

Those charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon included 27-year-old Christopher Winkle and 22-year-old Ezekial Poteet. Both men reportedly were from the North Texas area.

Bond was set at $50,000 for each suspect.

Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at
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October 08, 2012
They could hold their guns ok. But they couldn't hold their liquor.