Man to serve 4 years for firing rifle toward neighbor during argument in Smith County

Man to serve 4 years for firing rifle toward neighbor during argument in Smith County
Asencion Diaz-Diaz (Source: Smith County Judicial Records)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - A man who was arrested after firing a rifle toward his neighbor has been sentenced.

Ascencion Diaz-Diaz, 47, pleaded guilty in the incident on April 7, and will serve four years in jail as decided upon in a plea agreement.

According to Larry Christian with the Smith County Sheriff’s Office, they received a call at 4:47 p.m. on Nov. 2 from the 9300 block of CR 384.

He said a person called to say his neighbor was shooting a firearm toward his property. An argument broke out between the caller and his neighbor where the neighbor made threatening statements towards the caller before going back into his home. The neighbor then retrieved a rifle and fired it in the direction of the caller.

Deputies responded to the scene and found a Hispanic male and female inside a truck on the property.

After investigating and finding evidence in the form of disturbed ground and shell casings that corroborated witness information, the deputies found probably cause to make an arrest.

Asencion Diaz-Diaz, 47, was taken to the Smith County jail and charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He also has an immigration detainer placed on him.

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