A Lacy Lakeview man accused of shooting another man in front of his 13-year-old stepson Monday is now facing charges of endangering a child as well as murder.
McLennan County Sheriff's Office investigators on Tuesday added a state jail felony charge of child endangerment against Jacob Isaiah Jones, 28, of Lacy Lakeview. Jones was arrested on a murder charge Monday in the shooting death of Brent Lee Reynolds, 40, at a home in Elm Mott.
Authorities on Tuesday revealed new details about the shooting. Investigators said Reynolds showed up at the Elm Mott home with his stepson but found that the occupant, a 53-year-old man, was not home.
Reynolds called the man and an argument began, an affidavit states.
"(The resident) did not want Mr. Reynolds there based on past thefts he had committed," the affidavit states. The occupant and Jones soon showed up in an SUV and all three began to argue, authorities said. Theft allegations have not been reported to the sheriff's office prior to Monday, January said.
McLennan County Sheriff's Office Capt. Steve January said the occupant got out to confront Reynolds, and Jones drove away, only to turn around and come back.
"A few moments later, as (the resident) was walking up his driveway, Mr. Jones drove by Mr. Reynolds and fired at least three shots from the vehicle hitting Mr. Reynolds at least once in the torso," the affidavit states.
Reynolds walked a short distance away from the home. The affidavit states Reynolds collapsed along side Mazanec Road, where he died from his injuries.
"Mr. Reynolds' stepson ... was standing near him when the shots were fired," a second arrest affidavit states. "One of the shots hit a vehicle near where (the boy) was standing. (The boy) was clearly in danger of being shot during the course of the murder of Mr. Reynolds."
Jones fled the areas moments after the shooting, Sheriff Parnell McNamara said. Information collected at the scene led deputies to locate Jones at his Lacy Lakeview home about three hours later, leading to his arrest on a charge of murder.
Jones remained in custody at McLennan County Jail on Tuesday afternoon. His bond was listed at $250,000 before a bond for the endangering charge was added.