BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Alva Clayton, faces charges in Williamson County for shooting 45 vehicles with a BB gun.
Clayton caused between $20,000 and $100,000 worth of damage to vehicles.
Five people were originally arrested in Bastrop County after police say they shot at more than 130 vehicles and businesses with BB and pellet guns. The incidents were spread across Williamson and Bastrop Counties in October, 2014.
Investigators say those arrested range in age from 14 to 20. Along with Clayton, Police arrested 21-year-old Destinie Muniz; along with three juveniles. They included a 15-year-old boy from Hutto, a 14-year-old girl from Dale, and a 15-year-old boy from Del Valle. All five were charged in Bastrop County with criminal mischief, a state jail felony.
Charges were pending for Clayton in Williamson County until now. Clayton was bonded out of Bastrop County jail in October, 2014 and Muniz was bonded out one month later.
The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office said at least 60 windows were damaged, and the Round Rock Police Department reported 18 additional incidents. Forty-three windows were damaged in Hutto, and the Bastrop County Sheriff’s Office reported 15 incidents where vehicle windows were shot out.
“Our neighbor came around 6 in the morning and knocked on the door,” said Aide Reynoso, who lives in Hutto.
Reynoso woke up and went out to the driveway to find the back window of her SUV shattered from a BB gun shot.
“We came out an noticed it was several different ones,” she said.
Other neighbors experienced the same thing. Liz Vargas lives two doors down. Two windows on her husband’s truck were shattered. When Vargas called police, she found out the crimes spanned much further than her street.
“Police told us we were like the 29th person to call,” said Vargas.
It’s a frustrating situation for those left with a mess to clean up and expensive windows to fix.
“It’s just kinda of sad because you’re destroying other people’s property. Every body works hard to have what they have,” said Vargas.