UPDATE: Police Estimate BB/ Air Gun Vandalism Spree Totals Around $20k in Damage

Published 07/26 2014 09:09PM

Updated 07/28 2014 04:14PM

Update 7/28/14:

During a news conference Monday morning held by the Abilene Police Department, APD revealed that a total of seven suspects were interviewed regarding the spree of BB/air gun related vandalism that began on.

Along with 18-year-old Jarron Barnett and 17-year-old Taquan Brown, two minors have also been arrested. In all, three suspect vehicles were involved.

In total, police estimate over $20,000 in damage was done with over 100 victims.

Police say victims are asked to call the Criminal Investigations Division of the Abilene Police Department at 676-6610, to give a written estimate of damages.

Update 7/27/14:

Abilene police have arrested a second teenager related to the BB gun shooting spree that shattered more than 100 car windows this week.

Jarron Barnett, 18, was arrested Friday night and released Saturday from the Taylor County Jail. According to the arrest report, Barnett's name was mentioned during the investigation. He was found in his residence along with the suspect vehicle.

Upon approval of consent, police found four BB guns and loose BBs. Barnett was later brought in for questioning where he reportedly admitted to being the driver of the car on Tuesday while three other suspects shot out car windows.

According to the report, Barnett said he drove around for almost two hours and believed 20-30 cars were damaged. He was charged for criminal mischief. Damages totaled up to $2,667.

More than 100 vehicles were struck last week.


Abilene police have arrested a teenager in connection with the series of windows shot out by BB/air guns this week.

Taquan Brown, a 17-year-old student, was arrested and booked at the Taylor County Jail on Saturday for criminal mischief, according to the arrest report.

The report states that Brown's name was mentioned during the investigation, and he agreed to meet at the police department for questioning. In a written statement, the teenager said he was in a pickup with other people shooting at houses and cars with BB guns between Monday and Tuesday.

Close to 90 victims were hit during those nights. Three statements were obtained with estimates totaling close to $2,000. Over 100 incidents involving criminal mischief related to damage caused by air guns, had been reported to APD.

The student was released from jail on Saturday on a $2,500 bond.

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