By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

BELTON - A grand jury indicted a 17-year-old Killeen teenager on a felony assault charge Wednesday for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old boy three times in August.

The jury indicted Lashown Toure McCombs on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon with bodily injury and possession of cocaine, less than one gram, in connection to an Aug. 4 incident in the 800 block of West Mary Jane Lane.

McCombs also was indicted on a charge of attempted burglary of a habitation July 20 in connection to an alleged April 22 burglary in Killeen.

The shooting occurred during a fight that involved numerous people in the front yard of a house, according to an arrest affidavit. While fighting the 16-year-old, McCombs drew a handgun and shot him three times.

Emergency personnel airlifted the alleged victim to Scott & White Hospital, where he has since been discharged.

McCombs fled the scene in a vehicle. An officer later spotted the vehicle, and saw a man later identified as McCombs exit the car and walk quickly away.

The officer detained McCombs and performed a pat-down search. The officer found a loaded handgun and a small amount of suspected cocaine, an arrest affidavit states.

If convicted, McCombs could face up to 20 years in prison.

McCombs remains in Bell County Jail on a $325,000 bond. He also has been charged with a misdemeanor gun charge.

The grand jury also indicted an 18-year-old Killeen man for allegedly retaliating against a 16-year-old Killeen High School student who informed police about students in possession of marijuana at the school.

Matthew David Smith has been charged with obstruction or retaliation in connection to a Sept. 28 incident near KHS.

Smith is not a student, according to Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe. However, he was present during an afternoon altercation on Santa Fe Avenue where he allegedly struck and threw the 16-year-old to the ground. Prior to the alleged assault, Smith asked if the 16-year-old "ratted them out," an arrest affidavit states.

If convicted, Smith could face up to 20 years in prison. Smith remains in Bell County Jail on a $20,000 bond.

The grand jury also returned indictments against the following:

Clifton Woods, 42, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than one gram.

Lucas Anthony Perez, 32, of Bartlett, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

Everett Shane Gribble, 40, of Belton, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than one gram.

Jesse Waylon Walker, 27, of Rosebud, on a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by felon.

Earl Lee Tenpenny, 40, of Stockdale, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than one gram.

Phillip John Prichard Sr., 59, of Paris, on a charge of possession of cocaine, four grams or more.

David Mark Fronek, 51, of Temple, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than one gram.

Benjamin Bernard Tyner, 50, of Temple, on a charge of burglary of a building.

Daniel Perez, 39, of Temple, on a charge of burglary of a building.

Charles Larkin Villines Jr., 48, of Temple, on a charge of harassment of a public servant.

Christopher Alexander Reed, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, one gram or more.

Jason Michael Ortegon, 21, of Florence, on a charge of possession of methamphetamine, less than one gram.

David Guerra, 52, of Nolanville, on a charge of theft of a firearm.

Devan Lamont Mingo, 19, of Harker Heights, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

Troy Anthony Marion, 18, of Harker Heights, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

Vaughn Martise Aubrey Evans, 22, of Killeen, on charges of burglary of a habitation with intent to commit theft and possession of cocaine, less than one gram.

Andrew Scott Berg, 22, of Killeen, on a charge of burglary of a habitation.

John Martin Wright, 40, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of a prohibited firearm.

Alonzo Dandre Wiley, 24, of Killeen, on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed premises.

Ryan O'Neil Anderson, 32, of Killeen, on a charge of unlawfully carrying a weapon on licensed premises.

Emanuel Demark Reddix, 37, of Killeen, on a charge of robbery.

Ivan Trejo, 31, of Killeen, on a charge of robbery with bodily injury.

Dwayne Robert Bernard Gray, 21, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than one gram.

Devin Delance Todd, 25, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than one gram.

Anthony Dewayne Lee, 35, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, four grams or more.

Chuck Graves Jr., 30, of Killeen, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than one gram.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553.

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