Man accused of making threat with handgun

James Wallace Raney, 53
James Wallace Raney, 53

Posted by Ellen Krafve - email

Released by Sheriff Tim Ingram, with Titus County:

MOUNT PLEASENT, TX - James Wallace Raney, 53, of County Road 3920, Mt. Pleasant, was arrested on Tuesday, (September 15, 2009) by Titus County sheriff's deputies on an outstanding warrant charging him with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Titus County Criminal Investigative Division sheriff's office detectives, assisted by the Mt. Pleasant police department, arrested Raney, after locating him driving a vehicle in Mt. Pleasant, Tuesday.  Raney was wanted in connection with the alleged threatening of another man with a handgun and assaulting him by hitting him with the gun, in the 1600 block of Farm Road 71 in Titus County on Saturday (September 12, 2009).

Titus County Sheriff, Tim Ingram said, "Mr. Raney allegedly had a verbal dispute with the complainant over some hogs belonging to Raney. Mr. Raney allegedly became angry, retrieved a handgun from his vehicle and threatened the complainant with the handgun, and struck him in the head with the pistol."

"Sheriff's detectives executed a search warrant on Raney's vehicle, at the time he was pulled over and stopped by M.P.P.D. officers.  A handgun believed used in the offense, and small amount of suspected marihuana was recovered from Raney's vehicle by the officers," said Sheriff Ingram.

The search warrant authorizing the search of Raney's vehicle and residence was issued by 276th Judicial District Court Judge, William R. Porter.

Raney was arrested on an arrest warrant for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, issued by Titus County Justice of the Peace Paula Dyke.

Raney was arrested without incident, and booked into the Titus County jail in Mount Pleasant on the outstanding warrant.  At the time of this media release, bond on the charge had not been set by a Titus County magistrate.  The offense was investigated by Titus County sheriff's office criminal investigation division, Sergeant, Brent Smith.

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second degree felony, and upon conviction carries a penalty of two to 20 years confinement in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice Institutional Division, and or a fine not to exceed $10,000.00.