***UPDATE: 7-25-2014 @ 8:30 a.m.
This morning, July 25, 2014, Justice of the Peace Precinct #1 Judge David Peck arraigned Jason Calvert. His bond has been set at $50,000. Calvert remains in custody at the Orange County Jail.
***UPDATE: 7-24-2014 @ 8:30 p.m.
Investigators have learned that the gunshot victim, identified as 32 year old white male Matthew Dourian of Bridge City, was at the residence of the suspect, identified as 36 year old white male Jason Clark Calvert, also of Bridge City, when the two men got into an argument. With rifle in hand, Calvert followed Dourian to a vehicle parked outside. Dourian was the only occupant in the vehicle and began to drive away as Calvert fired a single shot through the glass window of the rear passenger door, striking Dourian in the leg. A witness at the residence called 9-1-1. Dourian exited the vehicle and lied down on the roadway until first responders arrived.
Dourian was treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound at a Beaumont hospital. Calvert has since been arrested and booked into the Orange County Jail for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a 2nd Degree Felony. Calvert remains in jail awaiting arraignment by a Judge.
More information may be released as it becomes available.
On Thursday, July 24, 2014, around 3:40 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting in the 3100 block of Timberlake St. near the Bridge City area of Orange County, Texas.
When Deputies arrived, they found a white male lying in the roadway with an apparent gunshot wound to his thigh. The gunshot victim was conscious and alert, but bleeding from his leg. An ambulance transported the victim to a hospital in Beaumont with what is believed to be a non-life threatening injury.
A 36 year old white male who lives at the residence in the 3100 block of Timberlake St. has been detained and possibly faces charges of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Investigators are on scene and are obtaining statements from witnesses. Investigators are also meeting with the gunshot victim at the hospital. The cause of the events that led up to the shooting is unknown at this time.
The investigation is on-going and more information will be released as it becomes available.