Chambers County man arrested after striking neighbor with garden tool during argument

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A man has been arrested after striking someone with lawn equipment and later shooting a gun in the victim’s direction during an argument.

Deputies with Chambers County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a shooting on Hamilton Street in Winnie, Texas at around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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The suspect, identified as Chambers County resident Jim Martin, got into an argument with an individual over stolen property, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Martin then struck the person with a garden tool, and the confrontation escalated and Martin fired a gun in the victim’s direction. but didn’t hit them.

Marin was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He is currently awaiting arraignment at Chambers County Jail.

“The area is safe, and no suspects are at large. The Chambers County Sheriff’s Office will continue to be diligent in keeping the community safe and secure,” Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said.

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Michael is a Kingwood native who loves shooting hoops, visiting local breweries and overreacting to Houston sports. He joined the KPRC family in the spring of 2024. He earned his B.A. from Texas A&M University in 2022 and his M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2023.

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