Man accused of pointing gun at child

An Angleton man is charged with a second-degree felony and accused of pointing a gun at a woman and her 2-year-old son, court records indicate.

Angleton police responded to a disturbance in the 1400 block of Henderson Street about 10:30 p.m. Monday, according to the probable cause affidavit.

There, a 29-year-old woman told police 33-year-old Justin Sanford asked to buy drugs from her, then returned with a handgun after she said no, documents state. Sanford pointed the gun at the woman and her son, then ran out of the apartment after she grabbed a kitchen knife, according to the documents.

Police located Sanford, found a small black handgun in his car and then arrested him, the documents state.

Sanford is charged with second-degree felony threatening with a deadly weapon, according to online records. He was released from Brazoria County jail Tuesday on $30,000 bond, online records show.

Second-degree felonies are punishable by up to 20 years in prison.


Clute man accused of apartment break-in

A 25-year-old Clute man is charged with burglary after police say he broke into an apartment in the 200 block of Brazoswood Drive while under the influence of drugs and began destroying belongings inside, Police Chief James Fitch said.

Police believe Robert Lee Villegas was under the influence of drugs and mistook the apartment for his own when he broke in and began destroying things about 4 a.m. Tuesday, Fitch said.

Two women who live there barricaded themselves inside another room before calling police, who arrested Villegas at the apartment, Fitch said.

Villegas remained in the Brazoria County Detention Center with a $30,000 bond Wednesday afternoon after police charged him with burglary of a habitation, according to police records. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison for the second-degree felony charge.

WARRANT LEADS TO DRUG CHARGE: A man wanted on an active theft warrant also faces a felony drug charge after police spotted him Sunday morning and recognized him for a previous conviction, Clute Police Chief James Fitch said.

Christopher Lease, 34, was walking between Plantation Drive and Pin Money Street just after midnight when an officer tried to stop him, police said.

Lease ran when he saw the officer get out of his car, police said.

After a brief chase, Lease was caught and taken into custody for the theft warrant, Police said.

Police then found 1.7 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamine in Lease’s pocket and charged him with felony possession of a controlled substance and evading arrest.

Lease remained in jail Wednesday evening with bonds totaling $15,000. Third-degree felonies are punishable by up to five years in prison.


Passerby mistakes fishing for crash

A passerby called Lake Jackson police because he thought he saw a vehicle in the canal along Medical Drive, Police Sgt. Carey Lankford said.

Police responded after the 9:20 p.m. Monday call and found there was a vehicle near the canal and the driver had accessed the area from the road to use their headlights to fish, he said.

No injuries were reported.

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