Anna Police recently made an arrest related to a May 29 incident. An 18-year-old male from Garland was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony. He was booked into the Collin County Detention Center and is being held on a $10,000 bond.
On May 29, there was a disturbance behind Wal-Mart located at 521 South Central Expressway in Anna. Police were later told that there were approximately 15 to 20 people involved in the disturbance.
During the melee, somebody fired a gun towards another subject. There were no injuries reported from the gun shot, however, a subject was determined to have non-life threatening injuries due to the assault.
Anna Police Chief Jeff Caponera said the police were not dispatched to the scene because they were not informed of the incident till after it happened.
“This was a case that was brought to our attention four days after the incident had occurred,” Caponera said. “We were never dispatched to a disturbance call on the night of the alleged shooting.”
Upon investigation, police determined that gangs were involved.
“It was determined at the time of report that this was a gang related incident that involved members of the Crips and Bloods street gang,” Caponera said. “Our investigators worked for several weeks trying to identify all 16 people involved, and as you can imagine this was a tedious process.”
Caponera said the due to hard work of the officers, they were able to make an arrest.
“Because of the nature of the incident and the number of people involved, we needed to protect the integrity of the investigation, which is why we waited until we had a suspect in custody to notify the media and the public. Investigators worked diligently on this case and I am proud we were able to identify the suspect and make an arrest so quickly.”