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Point Blank man charged with deadly conduct
COLDSPRING – A Point Blank man has been charged with evading arrest and deadly conduct, following two incidents at local businesses. Eric Smith, 26, of Point Blank was arrested Nov. 29, when San Jacinto County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a call about a suspicious person near Brookshire Brother’s store in Coldspring. “Upon arrival, Cpl. Saintes approached a male suspect who began to walk away and fled on foot as he was commanded to stop,” according to a press release issued by San Jacinto County Sheriff James Walters. Walters said, “Smith ran into a heavily wooded area, but was seen attempting to exit and when he failed to obey commands to stop a taxer was deployed. Smith was taken into custody without further incident and transported to the San Jacinto County Detention Center. Weapons were also found in Smith’s possession.” Smith was charged with evading arrest/detention and deadly conduct stemming from an incident earlier where Smith allegedly entered a business in Point Blank, pointed a gun at a female and threatened to kill the owner of the business, according to the press release. Sheriff Walters is asking residents to be aware of and report scams going around. On Nov. 30, officials received a report of a scam involving Lima, Peru. An older citizen of the county received a call from a man claiming to be his oldest grandson. The caller stated that he had taken a trip to Peru, but ran into trouble and was in a jail. The caller needed him to send $900 by Western Union to get out. A second call stated an additional $950 was needed for an attorney. The victim later found out that his grandson has never been in Peru, according to the press release.