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Copperas Cove man charged with aggravated assault

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Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 4:30 am | Updated: 11:48 am, Wed Jul 16, 2014.

COPPERAS COVE — Two male residents were arrested last week after police suspected one of them of pointing a gun at the other man and the second of hiding the weapon.

Justice of the Peace John Guinn on Friday arraigned Jose Antonio Moreno on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Guinn set his bond at $15,000.

Guinn also arraigned Joshua Levi Jackson, on Friday, on a charge of tampering with or fabricating physical evidence. Guinn set his bond at $8,000. Both are suspected of being involved in the same incident.

About 5 p.m. Thursday, police were dispatched to 112 W. U.S. Highway 190, where a victim claimed Moreno pointed a gun at him, states an arrest complaint.

While en route to the scene police were notified of Moreno’s address and arrived at his home to investigate the incident.

The victim said he and Moreno reportedly made obscene gestures to each other while driving; then Moreno turned his vehicle around and met with the victim in the U.S. Highway 190 location, states the arrest complaint.

The two allegedly exchanged some vulgar words before Moreno pulled a shotgun from his car and pointed it at the victim before leaving the scene, states the complaint.

Jackson, who was supposedly with Moreno at the time of the incident, was then allegedly told by Moreno to the take the shotgun into the house and hide it in the attic, according the complaint. Jackson reportedly admitted to being involved in the incident.

In an unrelated case, Guinn arraigned Jason Lee Harden on a charge of possession of a controlled substance less than 1 gram. Guinn set his bond at $5,000.

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