Hefty bonds set for assault suspect

January 26, 2013

The bonds set on Fallon Wayne Hart in connection with shots fired at law enforcement officers and an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon Monday morning on and around Spanish Trail Drive south of Granbury add up to a significant chunk of money.

Bonds for the four local felony charges Hart is facing add up to $1. 77 million. He also has a Taylor County charge, unlawful carrying of a weapon ($3,500).

Hart, 35, of Kerens, is charged with three first-degree felony crimes – two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant with a deadly weapon ($750,000 bond each), plus aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon ($250,000). His fourth felony charge is evading arrest with a vehicle ($20,000).

Officials said the incident began when a police officer checked a suspicious vehicle in an odd spot at the E-Z Mart convenience store on Glen Rose Highway across from Spanish Trail Drive shortly after 3:30 a.m.

Hart was behind the wheel of the vehicle, a Chrysler Concorde LX, and took off as he was being questioned by an officer.

The Chrysler crashed into a permanent metal barrier at the end of Spanish Trail Drive. Authorities accuse Hart of firing at a GPD officer and a sheriff’s deputy before walking to a nearby residence on Spanish Flower Drive. Officials said Hart forced a couple in one home to give him the keys to their Nissan Frontier pickup.

Hart then fired more shots toward an officer before driving back south on Spanish Trail in the Nissan, officials stated.

The road heading out of the development was blocked by officers by then, and Hart veered the pickup through a gate and into the backyard of a home on Spanish Trail Court, officials said. Hart leaped over the back fence of that residence.

With a DPS helicopter using a spotlight to point out his precise location, officers on the ground closed in on Hart and arrested him without further incident, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines of the GPD.

The female passenger in the Chrysler, a 22-year-old resident of Spotsylvania, Va., was only charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana ($1,500 bond).

She did not participate in the home invasion, officials indicated. She had a warrant from another county for fraudulent possession of a controlled substance/subscription, Schedule I/II.

Hines said Thursday afternoon that the Chrysler is registered to another person, but has not been reported stolen.

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