Trailer House Scuffle Leads to Million Dollar Bond


SAN ANGELO, TX – A million dollar bond has been set for a man who led multiple law enforcement agencies on a chase last week throughout the northern Concho Valley.

According to the court documents, on Mar. 24, deputies with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office were dispatched to the 2700 block of E. Landers Rd. in Quail Valley north of San Angelo for the report of multiple shots fired.

When the deputies arrived they learned that Ray Allen Dove, 57, the man accused of firing a weapon, had fled the scene and was headed towards Coke County. Deputies with the Coke County Sheriff's Office found Dove's vehicle and attempted to stop the vehicle but instead a chase ensued.

Department of Public Safety Troopers were dispatched to the chase as well as the Mitchell County Sheriff's Office Deputies. During the chase law enforcement was alerted that Dove was possibly armed and dangerous.

Meanwhile back at the scene, Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies met with the wife and son of Dove who gave them the weapon. After the weapon was secured MCSO deputies stopped the driver and placed Dove under arrest.

His son claimed that prior to their arrival he had received call from his mother who told him that Dove would not let her leave his home. Dove's son then went to the trailer home and attempted to talk with his father. The front door was locked but they did speak through a window. Dove told his son to leave the property and then fired a single shot inside the trailer.

Dove's son then busted through the front door which made Dove fire another shot. A fight then ensued and the two wrestled each other to the floor. During the struggle Dove fired two more shots before the son could release the magazine from the handgun. The affidavit states that one of the two shots came close to Dove's wife's head.

The woman confirmed the son's story and added that she and Dove had been separated since Oct. 2020 but neither of them had filed for divorce. She claimed that she had come to stay with him the night prior. When they woke up the next morning an argument ensued and Dove grabbed a pistol. Dove then gave his wife a cell phone and told her to the sheriff's office and tell them that they were both about to die. Instead she called her son.

Dove is charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon against a family member and evading arrest with a vehicle. He remains in the Tom Green County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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