Central Texas man shot in the neck during robbery called for help by activating damaged vehicle’s OnStar device
Crawford, Texas (KWTX, A man shot in the back of the neck and paralyzed during a robbery earlier this week after his alleged assailants left him dead, activated the OnStar device on his car to contact authorities. was able to.
Representatives from the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office arrested James Ashful Bledsoe, 32, of the Marlins, and Brian Matthew Cook, 37, of Crawford, and are looking for a woman they believe to have been robbed and murdered on October 21. In 2600 the man was involved in the attack. Block of Galaxy Road in Crawford.
Bledsoe, who was arrested on Wednesday, is in prison under a total bond of $730,000, while Cook, who was arrested on Thursday, is in prison under a total bond of $375,000. Bledsoe has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, serious robbery, involvement in organized activity, and tampering with physical evidence. Cook is charged with serious robbery, involvement in organized criminal activities and tampering with physical evidence.
Representatives are also looking for a woman, they alleged, after the victim was taken home in Crawford, where she was shot and robbed.
According to the affidavit of the arrest warrant, officers were called to the spot on information about the suspicious vehicle. While they were on their way, dispatchers were informed by OnStar that a man had been shot at the same spot and needed help.
The affidavit alleged that the woman representative, who had reported the suspicious vehicle, is trying to ascertain her alleged involvement in the incident.
The affidavit alleges that deputies found Cook and Bledsoe there and arrested Bledsoe on an outstanding warrant. The affidavit said the deputy obtained a search warrant and found a video system that captured the incident.
Public representatives allege that the woman and the shot victim were “walking outside.” He left after about an hour, but the woman reportedly texted him to come back home. The affidavit alleges that while the victim and the woman were sitting in their car in the driveway, Bledsoe can be seen in the video wearing black clothes and a mask and holding an AR-style rifle.
The victim told the deputy that the man opened the passenger’s door and pointed a rifle at him while he was sitting in the driver’s seat. He said that he grabbed the barrel of the rifle and pushed it away from him. The rifle fired one round into the dash and the masked man, later identified as Bledsoe, asked him to “bandage and give him his belongings”.
The victim told the deputy that he felt the woman had “set him up” to rob him. The man said he complied with the man’s wishes and tried to get into his vehicle, which was apparently damaged by the shot through the dashboard. He said the car wouldn’t go over 5 mph, but he was able to get it out of the gate before dying in the driveway.
The affidavit alleges that in the video, Bledsoe can be seen walking towards the car and firing a shot that hit the man on the back of his neck. Cook, identified as the owner of the home, the woman and Bledsoe then escorted the victim from the front seat to the back seat of the car, where Bledsoe was seen passing the man’s wallet and taking his cell phone.
Cook took the rifle into the house, while the woman can be seen using the sleeve of her shirt to wipe down door handles and other parts of the car.
“When (the victim) was interviewed, he described the incident and said that he could hear the two men talking and based on what they were saying, it is believed that he and the vehicle were caused by the men. Were being taken to an undisclosed location to leave. Believe he was dead,” the affidavit alleges. “The vehicle was first disabled due to gunshots and Bledsoe was unable to steer it. “
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