A 44-year-old Cumby man was accused of shooting toward a residence Tuesday evening.
Sulphur Springs Police Officers Robble Acosta and Sgt. Chad Norris responded at 6:29 p.m. Aug. 16, 2022, to a report of shots fired in the 1200 block of Main Street. The suspect was reported to have been in a red Toyota.
The officers spotted a red Yaris in the 600 block of Main Street and initiated a traffic stop. After investigating the issue, the officers determined Octaviano Martinez-Balderas knowingly fired a firearm at or in the direction of a habitat and was reckless as to whether it was occupied, Acosta alleged in arrest reports.
Consequently, the 44-year-old Cumby man was arrested at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday and transported to Hopkins County jail. Martinez-Balderas was booked in on a felony deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm charge. He was released from jail Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2022, on a $5,000 bond on the third-degree charge, according to jail reports.
Jail records show Tuesday was the second time Martinez-Balderas has been booked into Hopkins County jail. He was jailed overnight July 21, 2013, on deadly conduct-discharge of a firearm and public intoxication charges.
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