Lindale man indicted for shooting at three people at gate of residence

Lindale man indicted for shooting at three people at gate of residence
Benjamin Adkins (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)

SMITH COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - A Lindale man has been indicted for three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Benjamin Adkins, 31,  was arrested on Dec. 8 in the 18700 block of CR 445. Around 3:30 p.m., the Sheriff's Office received a call of a shooting in the Lindale area.

Upon arrival, three victims told deputies they had just pulled up to the gate of the residence and were going to visit a friend when the suspect pulled up in a silver car and started shooting at them. Deputies discovered at least three bullet holes on the vehicle the victims were in.

The victims were able to escape the shooter. The three got back into their vehicle and drove up to the residence they were visiting and called 911.

According to Coslin, the landowner discovered Adkins hiding behind a barn and was able to detain him until deputies arrived on scene.

Adkins remains in the Smith County Jail on bonds totaling $225,000.

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