Bond for a Deer Park man jailed awaiting trial on aggravated assault and drug charges was reduced Wednesday to $140,000.

Jeremy Laurell George, 25, was charged in two separate incidents in 2016 — one involving an attempted shooting in Galveston and the other following a drug trafficking investigation in Texas City.

A man leaving his girlfriend at about 3:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 2016 in the 6000 block of Avenue J noticed a suspicious car driving past and, as it went, the rear passenger window rolled down and a man fired two shots in his direction, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The man in his car then followed the suspicious car at a safe distance while notifying the police of its location, according to the police.

After a few turns, the front passenger window rolled down and a man continued to shoot out the window, according to the affidavit.

Texas City police were eventually able to stop the vehicle in the 3000 block of 15th Avenue in Texas City and allegedly identified George as the passenger shooter, according to the affidavit.

Shell casings were found on the ground matched those in the suspicious vehicle, according to the affidavit.

George was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Then, in December of 2016, Texas City police arrested George and another person after seizing more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and 390 grams of marijuana.

Texas City Police investigated claims of a drug trafficking operation at a home in the 3000 block of 15th Avenue North.

During the investigation, police followed a vehicle they suspected was stolen.

Officers followed the car to a store in the 1300 block of 34th Street North, where they attempted to contact the driver. The driver got out of the car with a handgun, but ultimately surrendered peacefully, police reported.

The man had 44 grams of methamphetamine on him when he was arrested, police said.

When searching the house, police found 11.1 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, baggies and packaging items, as well as counterfeit $50 bills, police said. They also found 31 small marijuana plants, police said.

The La Porte Police Department and the U.S. Marshals Service assisted in the investigation.

Following the second arrest, George was charged with manufacture and delivery of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and held on $230,000 bond.

The unlawful possession of a firearm charge has since been dismissed.

With Wednesday’s bond reduction hearing, George’s bond was reduced to $40,000 on the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge and $100,000 on the possession charge, court records show.

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