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2010-04-08 / General Stories

Dime Box Man’s Life Threatened at Gun Point

On Monday, March 29, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 12:28 p.m. from Pedro Vega, who has a farm in Dime Box. He reported that someone was trying to kill him. Chief Deputy Kothmann, along with Deputies Nathan Lapham and James Crockett, were dispatched to the scene.

Upon arrival, the deputies heard from Vega who said that he and an employee, Manuel Antonio Sanchez Revera originally from San Salvador, had gotten into an argument. Vega was going to terminate his employment over the incident when Revera went to a nearby shed and acquired a 20 gauge shotgun, along with a 22 caliber rifle. He threatened to shoot Vega in front of other employees, who quickly intervened and took the guns away from him. The other employees held Revera until officers arrived.

Officers arrested Revera, age 44, and took him to the Lee County Law Enforcement Center where he was booked and charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

Chief Deputy Kothmann said, “We have an immigration hold on Revera also, which usually means he has no documentation to be in this country. He will remain in custody until such time as his case is disposed in District Court.”

Revera was indicted by the Lee County Grand Jury on Wednesday, March 31.

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