COPPERAS COVE — A fenceline that separates two backyard areas on West Washington Avenue caused a confrontation between two residents resulting in an aggravated assault charge.

On Wednesday, Justice of the Peace William Price arraigned Gary Lanza on $10,000 bond on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Police reports state that Lanza, along with four other men, approached his neighbor when he was working on a fence that separated their two properties.

Lanza allegedly threatened the neighbor with an ax and physically swung a hammer at him, according to police reports.

In an unrelated incident, Frank Scott Hedges remains in the Coryell County Jail on $100,000 bond on charges of burglary of a habitation, burglary of a building, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and theft of a firearm.

Police reports indicate that Hedges admitted to breaking into a residence on Bluffdale Street and ripping the alarm system from the wall. Hedges also admitted to robbing a home on South Main Street in October after police showed him his image captured on a game camera used to videotape wildlife.

He allegedly admitted to stealing ammunition and vials of insulin that he said he sold on the street for drugs.

Hedges also allegedly admitted to police that he broke into a home on South 15th Street where he slept overnight and stole property.

In other court action:

Chris Donte Thomas was charged on Wednesday with possession of a controlled substance and arraigned on $8,000 bond.

Jose Antonio Moreno was charged on Tuesday with possession of a controlled substance and arraigned on $5,000 bond.

Contact Wendy Sledd at or (254) 501-7476

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