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Suspect ditches gun after fight near La Vernia

Suspect ditches gun after fight near La Vernia
This map shows the approximate location south of La Vernia where officials believe a suspect could have discarded a revolver March 11.

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Wilson County News
March 12, 2014, 1:44pm

LA VERNIA -- Deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office are urging anyone who finds a revolver in the vicinity of Oak Hill Road south of here to call authorities.

Chief Deputy Johnie Deagen of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office said the weapon might have been dumped following an incident that occurred at approximately 9:30 p.m. March 11. That is when officials say 43-year-old Steven Pruski and another man became involved in a fight outside a nearby gun shop.

When the owner of the shop attempted to break up the fight, Pruski allegedly produced the weapon and fired it once. No one was shot, but Pruski reportedly fled and was not found to be in possession of the weapon when he was apprehended.

Deagen said Pruski is charged with deadly conduct and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Wilson County Jail records indicate he remains in custody on a total of $36,000 bond, as set by Wilson County Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Johnny Tejada Villarreal.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office at 830-393-2535. Anonymous tips, which could qualify for a cash reward, can be furnished to Crime Stoppers of Wilson County at 830-393-INFO (4636) or

Your Opinions and Comments

la vernia  
March 18, 2014 9:23pm
You're right. That must be it. No one has ever lied to cover their behind. you think that I'm a coward and I'll be sitting in the corner, I'm not the one who's talking trash to people through internet comments. That sounds ... More ›

Nannette Kilbey-Smith, Editor  
March 17, 2014 5:16pm
Gun shop was Circle B on US 87, according to the sheriff's office. Full story in the March 19 WCN.

Sam Eagle  
Muppet Land  
March 17, 2014 8:50am
klo, if you want gossip, rumors, hearsay, and unofficial information, go sit down at your local restaurant and shoot the bull among your uninformed friends. But if you want provable facts and official information, pick up a newspaper ... More ›

March 17, 2014 1:09am
Well kio, this happens sometimes when you think you're all bad and bring a gun to a fist fight. Some people don't like having a gun pulled on them and will give you a well deserved beat down. Not everyone would cower as you ... More ›

la vernia  
March 17, 2014 12:26am
To bad that the guy in jail is the one who got the crap beat out of him. Kind of a one sided story. Fact should try it. Gotta love small town politics.

Equatorial Guinea, West Africa  
March 16, 2014 1:26am
Anybody know what gunshop this happened at?

March 14, 2014 1:14pm
Uhhh.....10-4 Chief.

T-Bone Pickens  
March 14, 2014 12:24pm
I was just wondering the other day as to what ever happened to Steven Pruski. I guess I know where to find him now.

Chief Noetall  
Wise, Texas  
March 14, 2014 11:38am
POPFO....Yeah, that sounds like Harry Reids' (I have it on good authority that Romney paid no taxes) Of course someone told me that. But as you know, some people are "never going to change". Have a great weekend. Kemo ... More ›

March 14, 2014 11:22am
"Some guy" once told me Obama was "the real deal" that he was going to bring this nation together and everything was going to be great once we got the Republicans out...I'm still waiting.

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