A 33-year-old Mount Pleasant man was being held Monday on bonds totaling $365,000 in an attempted capital murder charge and warrants after an officer-involved shooting that left the man injured Sunday in Longview.
Randy Carl Jeffrey remained in Gregg County Jail after a $250,000 bond was set on a charge of attempted capital murder of a peace officer, a $100,000 bond was set on a warrant from Harrison County for bond forfeiture for burglary of habitation, a $15,000 bond was set on a warrant from the 188th District Court for bond forfeiture for theft of property valued at less than $2,500 with two or more previous convictions, jail records show. He also was being held on a parole violation, but bond had not been set for that on Monday.
The Texas Rangers are investigating after the shooting incident that left Jeffrey with an injury that was not threatening.
A Longview police officer responded at about 8 p.m. Sunday to the 1400 block of East Marshall Avenue to investigate a suspicious person, according to police. Shortly after the officer made contact with the person, later identified as Jeffrey, a confrontation took place.
During the confrontation, Jeffrey began shooting at the officer, police said. The officer returned fire, striking Jeffrey.
Jeffrey was taken to a local hospital, where he was treated and later booked into the Gregg County Jail.
Longview police spokesman Lt. Shane McCarter declined to release the name of the officer involved but said he has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation by the Texas Rangers.