Orange police are “intensively investigating” gunshots fired in the Roselawn subdivision Sunday night. No injuries were reported but a bullet fragment went through a bedroom wall of a house in the 400 block of Azalea Street.
Neighbors called police at 10:44 p.m. after hearing the shots. Detective Captain Robert Enmon said there appears to have been a fight outside and one of the stray bullets went into the house. “We do not believe the house was intended as a target,” he said.
A 40-year-old man from Orange was arrested Sunday morning for aggravated assault with a firearm. A woman in the house had locked herself in a bathroom and called 911 after the man pointed a semi-automatic pistol at her and threatned to kill her.
She told police the magazine fell out of the pistol when he pointed it at her. She grabbed the magazine, ran to the bathroom, and locked the door. Police reported she tried to flush the bullets down the toilet.
While she was in the bathroom, the man threatened to get a knife or another gun to kill her, according to the police report.
The assault was at 10:30 Sunday morning at a house in the 300 block of Decatur Avenue in the Navy Park neighborhood.
Police arrested the man after officers surrounded the house and he was trying to leave through the back door into an alley.
Farrington James Fleming, who lived at the house, was arrested for felony aggravated assault. Police reported finding a large silver knife on a bed in the master bedroom, along with a .45 caliber semi-automatic pistol, a .9mm semi-automatic pistol, and a 12-gauge shotgun.
Two cases of theft were reported in the parking lot at the Pine Hollow Apartments, 4020 Sikes Road. Friday morning, a woman went to the lot and discovered her Honda passenger car was missing its rims and tires.
Orange police reported the car was sitting on two heavy-duty jack stands and two cement blocks.
On Sunday morning, a burglary of a vehicle was reported.
A 17-year-old male from the Orangefield area was arrested on five Class C misdemeanor offenses after police found his pickup truck stuck on the railroad tracks at Womack Road at the Interstate 10 access road. The Ford F-150 had gone across a ditch and landed on the tracks. The driver, who was alone in the truck, was not hurt.
Police went to the area at 11 p.m. Saturday. The patrol officer reported smelling alcohol on the teen’s breath and then found an open bottle of Rich & Rare 80 proof whiskey, along with a grinder for marijuana.
The teen faces the Class C misdemeanor charges of minor in possession of alcohol, no driver’s license, possesion of drug paraphernalia, and failure to control speed.
-Margaret Toal, KOGT-