A Bryan man is facing multiple charges after being accused of firing a rifle at another man following a confrontation at a College Station apartment complex Saturday night.
Evan Lawrence Harris, 32, remained in the Brazos County Jail Sunday night on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, burglary of a habitation, deadly conduct and tampering with identification numbers. His bail was set at $74,000.
According to the police report, Harris forced his way into an apartment in the 700 block of Dominik Drive and began fighting with a man who was a guest of the resident. Following a struggle between the two men, Harris went outside and retrieved a .22-caliber rifle from a vehicle and fired multiple rounds toward the other man, police said. The man received minor injuries from the fight with Harris, police said, but was not shot and declined medical treatment.
Harris left the apartment complex before police arrived, according to the report, but Bryan officers located him and recovered a rifle from his vehicle.
College Station police said the burglary charge stems from forcing his way into the apartment. The aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge is a result of him firing the gun at the man, and the deadly conduct charge was a result of Harris firing multiple times toward other residences and vehicles, police said. The rifle’s serial number had been scratched off, police said, resulting in the Class A misdemeanor charge of tampering with identification numbers.
Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and burglary of a habitation are each a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a $10,000 fine. Deadly conduct is a third-degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.