A man who was accused of firing a rifle as tow truck employees were trying to repossess his vehicle last week was still in Bexar County Jail on Saturday.
Benjamin Gonzales, 40, was arrested Thursday on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Total bond was set at $100,000.
According to Gonzales’ arrest warrant affidavit, two employees of a tow truck company with a repossession order came onto Gonzales’ property at Stuart Road to take his van on Wednesday.
After the employees attached the van to the tow truck and notified Gonzales they were leaving, Gonzales walked out of his residence holding an AK-47 assault rifle, police records state.
While holding the rifle, Gonzales went to the driver’s side of the tow truck and demanded that his van be unhooked from the tow truck, police records state.
According to the affidavit, he pointed the assault rifle at the driver and threatened to kill him if he didn’t unhook the van from the tow truck.
Gonzales then ran to the passenger’s side of the tow truck and fired the weapon into the ground several times, the affidavit states.
At that point, the tow truck company employees detached Gonzales’ van from the tow truck and left the property while Gonzales pointed at them with the assault rifle, police records state.