On Saturday, May 21st, 2016 at 10:10am Officer Geoffrey Silva was dispatched to the 300 Block of N. Washington in regards to a citizen making threats.
Upon arriving on scene, Officer Silva observed a black 4-door Honda car leaving the location. Officer Silva was advised by an employee that the male inside the black 4-door Honda had pointed a gun at the employees.
Officer Silva caught up to the black 4-door Honda and conducted a traffic stop at the 100 block of Belcher.
Officer Silva observed a male sitting in the rear seat of the vehicle, behind the driver’s seat. The male held his hands in the air and continuously looked toward the front of the car as Officer Silva attempted to speak with the male. Officer Silva ordered the male out of the vehicle, but the male was unresponsive to Officer Silva’s commands. Officer Silva detected a strong odor of alcohol emitting from the male’s breath when attempting to speak with him.
Officer Silva observed a chrome in color handgun lying in the seat next to the male. Officer Silva walked to the other side of the vehicle and removed the handgun which was in reaching distance of the male. Officer Silva detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the male. Sergeant Lopez arrived on scene and assisted with removing the male from the vehicle. Both Officers had to physically remove the male due to his not cooperating with verbal commands.
Officer Silva’s investigation found that the male passenger’s Hand Gun License has been suspended due to previous assault charges pending out of San Jacinto County.
The male passenger was found to be in possession of five handguns and two assault rifles.
The male passenger was identified as David Ian Howie (age 56) of Shepherd, Texas.
Upon completion of the investigation, Officer Silva charged David Howie with “Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon” (2nd Degree Felony) and “Unlawful Carry of a Firearm” (Class A Misdemeanor).