According to the Wharton County Jail booking report, three teenagers were arrested after the Wharton Police Department investigated an incident last week in which one of the charges for each was deadly conduct discharge firearm individual(s).
Wharton PD’s Det. Ariel Soltura said on or about May 7, WPD officers overheard the sounds of gunshots in the 200 block of West Burleson Street. After canvassing the area, WPD officers detained five individuals from a vehicle Soltura said was believed to be responsible for the shots heard.
“Minutes later, a dispatched call determined that a home on West Spanish Camp Street had been targeted by gunshots, which led to the arrests of three alleged adults and two juveniles,” Soltura said.
During the course of the WPD investigation, Soltura said detectives were able to determine that five alleged suspects were involved in a criminal offense where handguns were used to shoot into a home on West Spanish Camp Street, in Wharton.
“The shooting was linked to the shots heard by Wharton police officers patrolling in the general area,” Soltura said. “Although two children and two adults were found within the home, they were unharmed by the gunshots. Due to the totality of the circumstances, the five alleged suspects, including two juveniles, were charged with the same offenses including attempted murder, engaging in organized criminal activity, deadly conduct, and two counts of endangering a child.”
According to WPD, the arrested adults included Tre Anthony Munoz, 19, of Wharton County; Roy Melvin Gentry, 18, of Wharton; and Tyler Johnson, 18, of Wharton.
The Wharton County Sheriff’s Office booking report shows all three individuals were booked on various felony charges on Thursday, May 7 at 4:35 a.m.
Soltura said the Wharton PD investigation is on-going and is not releasing any additional information at this time.