For the second time in three months, a 46-year-old Bedias man has been arrested and charged with misusing a firearm.
Brandt Lee Jamail’s most recent visit to the Grimes County Jail, according to Sheriff’s Investigator Kindale Pittman, was after deputies responded to a call from the 8000 block of FM 1696 about a family dispute over narcotics.
The victim had gotten mad at Jamail when he broke his meth pipe. In response, Jamail grabbed a gun out of the residence and told the victim to run. Jamail then discharged the firearm in the victim’s direction, not intending to shoot him, but striking him in the shoulder, nonetheless.
Pittman tells Navasota News Jamail didn’t come quietly, nor quickly. After two hours in the residence he finally surrendered to, and was taken into custody by members of the Emergency Response Team. Bail was set at $5,000, which he paid, bonding out of jail the same day.
That was for his most recent charge, Deadly Conduct, a 3rd Degree Felony. Jamail is also out on bail on a previous 2nd Degree Felony he was charged with in May, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, reportedly over a dispute with a neighbor.
The Grimes County Sheriff’s Office has all of Jamail’s weapons for now. Whether they will return them or not, Pittman says, is out of their hands.
“Let’s just say someone was convicted of a felony,” he muses, “especially an assault felony or a violent felony. Once they are convicted, they are no longer allowed to have firearms, and if they do it’s a violation of state law; Felon in Possession of a Firearm.”
Trial dates have yet to be set for either of the offenses Jamail is facing. We’ll let you know when they are, here on Navasota News.