Weapon in incident was only BB gun

January 30, 2013

A minor stir Sunday afternoon ensued after a 911 call reported that a man was seen with a gun in the Walmart parking lot, but investigation by Granbury Police officers found that it was only a BB gun, according to Deputy Chief Alan Hines.

“This was an incident where one driver showed a weapon to another driver,” Hines stated. “The weapon was a BB gun, not a real firearm. The weapon was never taken into the store, it was in his vehicle.”

Hines said that some sort of friction between the two men apparently erupted while they were driving on the road between Cresson and Granbury, Hines noted.

“The gun was shown, not pointed at anyone, nor (were) there any verbal threats,” Hines added.

Hines said that the man with the BB gun was charged with a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct.

On Dec. 7, Granbury police responded to a 911 call that said a man in a vehicle at the drive-through window at the McDonald’s on South Morgan Street in Granbury had pointed a firearm at an employee and threatened to kill her. That turned out to be a BB gun, and that suspect was charged with a Class A misdemeanor count of deadly conduct, Lieutenant Cliff Andrews told the Hood County News at that time.


Gary Don Phillips, of the 300 block of Robins Way in the Mountain View Estates subdivision, was arrested Jan. 18 by Granbury Police and charged with a felony drug offense, according to Hines.

Phillips, 32, was driving when he was pulled over on a traffic stop in the 600 block of South Morgan Street just before 5 p.m., and the officer found that his drivers license was invalid, with previous conviction, Hines said.

“During the investigation, located in the vehicle was a crystal substance believed to be methamphetamine,” Hines stated.

Phillips was charged with a state jail felony count of possession of a controlled substance, Penalty Group 1, less than 1 gram ($5,000 bond), Hood County Jail booking records show. The license charge is a Class B misdemeanor ($2,500 bond).

He remains in the Hood County Jail.

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