TEXAS CITY — A man accused of unleashing a hail of gunfire that hit his girlfriend’s car and a house was arrested Wednesday on felony charges.

Bond for Earl Malcom Vignes, 24, was set at $200,000 on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, stemming from a 1:45 p.m. Nov. 27 incident in the 200 block of Highland Street, Texas City police Capt. Brian Goetschius said.

Vignes was arrested in the 1000 block of Pirtle Street in La Marque on accusations he shot a car occupied by his girlfriend and a house that was also occupied. No injuries were reported.

Contact reporter Chris Paschenko at 409-683-5241 or chris.paschenko@galvnews.com.


(3) comments

James Griffin

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!

Jasmine Maynes

it was NOT his girlfriends car, it was a male he was getting into it with girlfriends car...

Lars Faltskog

Yes, Newsreader. Story is confusing. In 1st paragraph, it's written "girlfriend's car".

Then, a few paragraphs down: The story appears to say "a car occupied by his girlfriend". That likely implies that the car indeed was not the girlfriend's car.

Not that it makes too much difference, at least I would think it wouldn't. My "take-home" on this story is that the "man" has extreme anger issues. Nothing should make one fire a stream of bullets at someone in a vehicle...no matter how angry he/she is.

Guess we're lucky he only targeted her, and not a foodcourt full of strangers at a mall, aka Clackamas Mall, Oregon.

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