Affidavit: He Pointed the Ram 2500 at Them, Revved its Engine, and Sped At Them at a High Rate of Speed
SAN ANGELO, TX -- The viral internet video of a red pickup smashing through the doors of the Walmart Super Center on Sherwood Way on June 28 garnered national attention.
Today, the individual responsible for all that destruction is in jail.
Caleb J. Milton Wilson, 19, was booked by the San Angelo Police Department into the Tom Green County Jail Wednesday.
He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and one count of criminal mischief.
Walmart video of the crime:
As we reported when this incident happened, a 19-year-old Eldorado man is facing multiple Felony charges after he used his truck to drive through the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way in San Angelo.
Police were dispatched to the store at 12:41 a.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck and the Walmart building. As police arrived to the storefront, they observed a red 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck exiting the building through the store’s northeast entrance.
Exiting the store:
Officers utilized lights and sirens in an attempt to stop the truck; however, the truck’s driver disregarded their attempt and drove at a high rate of speed through the parking lot where it collided with an unoccupied 2007 Toyota Camry.
Following that collision, the truck continued at high speeds to the Murphy USA gas station located at 5525 Sherwood Way where the driver was taken into custody after a brief resistance to the application of handcuffs.
The arrest affidavit signed by Justice of the Peace Susan Werner provides more details of the aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges Wilson earned when allegedly smashing through the front doors of the Walmart Supercenter in San Angelo with his Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck.
According to the police investigation and interviews with the victims, the evening began when a female friend of Mr. Wilson was visiting from out of town with family and agreed to go riding around San Angelo with Wilson, also 19, so they could catch up on old times. The two went to school together before she moved away, police state.
At around midnight, Wilson told her that he needed to get some water. So he drove her to the Walmart at 5501 Sherwood Way.
Once inside the store, the two became separated. The female victim used the self-checkout lanes to purchase some items when she realized Wilson wasn’t with her. Something may have happened inside the Walmart when she wasn’t around, because she told police that he reappeared as she was finishing the checkout process, and then told her to meet him outside.
Outside, Wilson was very upset, the victim said, to the point that she became nervous. Other reports revealed the two were in an argument when another Walmart shopper, a Good Samaritan saw the commotion and offered to help her. He said he witnessed Wilson grab a grease gun and use it to break out the driver’s side window of the now infamous red 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup during the commotion.
That’s when he approached the two to ask if everything was okay.
The affidavit states the girl told him that she was scared of Wilson and the way he was acting.
The good samaritan suggested to her that she tell Wilson she had to use the ladies’ room as an excuse to get away from him by going back inside Walmart. The man escorted woman back into the store, leaving Wilson behind in the parking lot.
Once inside, the two waited for a short amount of time before going back outside, just outside the doors of the grocery side of the Walmart Supercenter, to see if Wilson had departed the area.
Wilson must have seen the two reappear because the arrest affidavit states he repositioned his Ram 2500 pickup to face the two in the sliding glass doorway and revved his engine.
Suddenly, Wilson accelerated the truck and sped towards the woman and the man in the Walmart doorway. The man told police he grabbed the woman and pulled her with him, out of the path of Wilson’s Ram pickup, just in time to avoid getting run over. Wilson passed them and crashed the Ram truck through the front doors of Walmart at a high rate of speed. Fearing for their lives, the two fled outside as Wilson drove further into the interior of the store. The police reported Wilson drove the truck as far back into the store as the cereal aisle, tearing up displays and freezers along the way. All of it was reported to have caused $500,000 in damage.
Police said surveillance video now in their possession supports the story of the victims.
Wilson was booked into the Tom Green County Jail July 11 at 12:19 p.m., 14 days after the crime. When Wilson was apprehended at the scene of the crime June 28, police said he would be taken to the hospital before getting booked into jail. His charges for two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (the Dodge Ram truck), and one count of criminal mischief causing more than $300,000 in damage set his total bond at $80,000.