A Houston man was sentenced Monday to one year in the county jail for an apparent road rage incident in Texas City in 2016.

Juan Antonio Savador Martinez, 23, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of deadly conduct and was sentenced to 364 days in county jail as part of a plea agreement, court records show.

Officials believe Martinez fired a gun several times during a road rage incident, but were unable to reach the complainant despite multiple phone calls and letters to the last known address, Assistant District Attorney Anthony Smith said.

Martinez was initially charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon following an investigation into an August 2016 shooting near the 400 block of 9th Avenue N. in Texas City, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Two witnesses told police that they were leaving the Texas City Dike when they saw a black truck pull around them driving recklessly and hit a black car in front of them, according to the affidavit.

Someone in the black car then opened the passenger window and fired four or five shots at the truck, according to the affidavit.

The truck was hit several times, causing the back window to shatter and bullet holes in the rear of the truck, according to the affidavit.

The truck then hit the car, causing it to stop, and then everyone in the truck got out and the two sides had an argument, according to the affidavit.

The driver of the truck then got back in their vehicle and left, according to the affidavit.

Police later arrested Martinez in connection to the incident.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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