COPPERAS COVE — Calls to police about a burglarized vehicle and a suspicious subject lurking in a neighborhood Wednesday resulted in the arrest of a felon who allegedly conspired to shoot another man.

On Friday, Justice of the Peace William Price arraigned Nicholas Eustacio Obregon, 32, on charges of theft of a firearm, unlawful possession of a firearm by felon, deadly conduct discharge firearm and giving false information to law enforcement.

On Wednesday, officers responded to a call about a suspicious individual said to be wearing a backpack and riding a bicycle in the 200 block of Wayne Street.

Upon arrival, officers questioned Obregon who allegedly gave an incorrect name and birth date.

He was released after the information returned no outstanding warrants.

After releasing Obregon, police responded to reports of a shot fired in the neighborhood.

Officers circled the block and found Obregon kneeling near a trash can and then walking away as they approached.

Police found a gun in the trash can that matched the ammunition of the shot fired. A red Dodge Ram parked in the 200 block of Wayne Street was damaged by the bullet. Police allegedly found the vehicle owner’s name, address, date of birth and age listed on a map inside of Obregon’s backpack.

The black Springfield XD40 was traced to a stolen weapon report filed on Nov. 18 by a resident who said it was stolen out of his pickup on Ash Street.

Copperas Cove police reports indicated:

  • A theft of a cellphone was reported at 11:07 a.m. Thursday in Copperas Cove.
  • A burglary of a building and burglary of a vehicle was reported at 1:26 p.m. Thursday in the 300 block of Cove Terrace in Copperas Cove.

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Contact Wendy Sledd at or (254) 501-7476

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