SAN ANGELO – A San Angelo man arrested last week after discharging his weapon into his ex-girlfriend's vehicle.
According to court documents, on December 11, 2022, a San Angelo Police Officer was dispatched to the 300 block of North Main Street regarding a criminal mischief call. The officer made contact with the victim who told the officer that she was out with friends when the defendant, identified as Santana Garcia, began calling her repeatedly.
The victim said Garcia began yelling and screaming at her over the phone, telling the victim he knew where her vehicle was and where she was staying, also allegedly telling the victim “I’m going to f*ck your sh*t up”.
When the victim returned to North Main Street, she discovered her vehicle’s rear window had been shot out and that another shot appeared to have struck the driver side rear door which ricocheted off the top of the door and struck the side of the apartment complex. The officer was able to recover a spent bullet fragment from the victim’s vehicle.
Also on December 11, Garcia was involved in a single-vehicle rollover crash on the 3500 block of West Houston Harte Westbound approximately 10 minutes after the call at North Main Street. The officer recovered a stolen firearm from Garcia’s vehicle.
Investigators reviewed security footage from Shannon Medical Center that showed Garcia’s black in color 2000 Ford F-150 pull into the apartment complex at around 1:35 a.m. and depart about 30 seconds later and leave the scene at a high rate of speed.
Calls from residence at the apartment complex revealed that two gunshots were heard in the immediate area of the complex.
On December 15, 2022, the victim sent the investigator a Snap Chat message from Garcia where he allegedly said to the victim, “Sure, I’ll plead guilty,” and “I’m willing to face my consequences for my actions, I’m sorry.”.
Garcia was arrested on December 16, 2022 and was charged with Deadly Conduct, Discharging a Firearm and is currently still and inmate at the Tom Green County Detention Facility being held on $30,000 bond.