The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

September 23, 2013

4 jailed after weekend drive-by shooting

Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — One man remains in the hospital and four other behind bars after an alleged drive-by shooting.

Palestine Police Department officials continue to investigate the shooting of Anthony Corpus, 20, of Palestine. Police report Corpus was taken to a Tyler hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds to the back and leg. He was listed in stable condition as of presstime Monday.

Dakota Kincaid, 18, of Palestine was arrested in connection with the incident and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Payton Mulson, 17, of Oakwood, and Justin Pierna, 18, of Palestine, were also both arrested for their involvement in the matter and charged with aggravated assault.

Also taken into custody was a 16-year-old juvenile, who was taken to the Anderson County Juvenile Detention Center for processing for his involvement in the incident.

Initial police information indicate Corpus was at a residence in the 1000 block of South Magnolia Street around 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, when the suspect fired several shots out of a blue Chevy truck that had been seen traveling through the area.

Investigators said they believe the shooting was the culmination of an argument that began between the victim and the suspect the day before.

“The shooting took place after the offender went to the residence on Magnolia and became involved in a verbal altercation (with the victim),” PPD Public Information Officer Lt. James Muniz stated in a press release to the Palestine Herald-Press. “When Kincaid did not get the results he wanted, he left the scene and got into a vehicle parked just down the street. As Kincaid passed by he fired four to five shots from the passenger’s side of the truck.”

Initial police reports indicate the suspect vehicle fled northbound away from the scene. Surrounding agencies were notified of the offense.

Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Wes Dean and ACSO Sgt. Bobby Bishop located the suspect’s vehicle in the Neches area of Anderson County the same day.

Deputies took Kincaid into custody and charged him the first degree felony. The charge carries a punishment of up to life in prison and $10,000 fine.

The case is being investigated by PPD Detective David Kassaw. Anyone with additional information can reach Detective Kassaw at 903-731-8482.