Trial begins for man facing two counts aggravated assault against a public servant

Jury selection began Monday morning for Billy Ray McGary who is facing two counts of aggravated assault against a public servant with a firearm. 

The jury selection process in the trial was still underway at the Tom Green County Courthouse in the 340th District court Monday afternoon.

The charges stem from an incident on June 2, 2015, when Sgt. Andrew Alwine and Deputy Joey Rios, Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office, arrived McGary’s residence, 10517 Runion Road, and found McGary had barricaded himself inside the home after a domestic disturbance incident.

Before Alwine and Rios arrived other law enforcement already on scene informed them that McGary had fired his weapon.

Alwine and Rios worked to establish a perimeter in the dark. Once in their position, through night vision, they were able to see McGary 30 feet from their location, in possession of a long gun. The officers identified themselves as law enforcement and ordered McGary to drop his gun but McGary pointed the gun at them.

McGary was booked into the Tom Green County Jail the night of the incident. According to jail records, he has not been released.

Aggravated assault against a public servant is a first degree felony punishable by five to 99 years in confinement and a fine up to $10,000.