Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

May 8, 2013

Suspect sought in gun incident

From Staff Reports
Corsicana Daily Sun

Corsicana — Corsicana Police are looking for a young man who knocked on the front door of a house on Collin Street Wednesday and reportedly displayed a weapon.

The occupant of the house, apparently fearing he was in danger, then reportedly got his own gun out and fired a shot in the direction of the visitor, who fled the area on foot.

Police were called to the 2100 block of West Collin Street around Wednesday morning after the home’s resident reported the incident. The resident told police the young man, described as between 17 and 18 years of age, lifted up his shirt and showed what appeared to be a black gun with rust marks. He told police he then closed the door, got his own gun out, and returned to confront the youth.

Corsicana Police Chief Randy Bratton said the resident claims to have fired at least one shot at the visitor, who then fled on foot, heading east from the area.

Bratton said based on descriptions of the young man fleeing the area, it’s not believed he was struck by the gun shot.

Police are continuing the investigation into the incident, Bratton said.

In other law enforcement reports:

Corsicana Police Department

• A driver who was trying to text and drive while traveling west-bound in the 2900 block of East 31 drifted out of her lane and hit a mail box on the north side of the road at 8 p.m. Sunday.

• A bold burglar kicked in the front door of a residence between 1 p.m. and 9 p.m. Monday in the 1400 block of East Eighth Avenue.

• A small safe was found near a dumpster around 3 p.m. Friday in the 3500 block of West Seventh Avenue.

• A window air conditioner was stolen out of a window sometime Friday in the 400 block of South 18th Street.

• A lawnmower that had been left in the backyard was stolen sometime last week from the 3400 block of West Second Avenue.

• A gun that had been reported stolen by the Grand Prairie Police Department was found in a pawn shop in Corsicana Tuesday.

Navarro County Sheriff’s Office

• A beefalo heifer (half beef cow, half buffalo) was found loose Monday afternoon on FM 3383 near Emhouse.

• Thieves stole two tires and chrome rims, and the tail light for a 1992 Chevy Silverado around 8 a.m. Monday from an address on FM 3096 near Kerens.

• The burglary of building on Highway 14 near Richland netted more than $2,000 in fencing supplies, lawn and tractor equipment, tools, some bird shot shells, a camp stove, and a couple of marine batteries Friday.

• Four mailboxes on NECR 1060 and 1070 near Rice were destroyed by vandals Sunday. The suspect’s vehicle was described as a quad cab with loud pipes that sounded like a diesel.

• Burglars stole three window air conditioning units, two guns, a Honda ATV, two tires and two long chains from a building Sunday on FM 744 near Frost. Total value of the missing items was set at $1,910.

• The air conditioner/heating unit, a white porcelain commode, and all the wooden kitchen cabinets and the island were stolen out of a home Friday on NWCR 1250 near Emhouse. Loss is estimated at $6,500.


Compiled by Daily Sun City Editor Janet Jacobs from reports issued by the Corsicana Police Department and the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.