Elderly Lubbock Couple Arrested in Shooting Incident [Updated]
Update: Weeks after Lubbock police responded to an incident involving a Lubbock couple and their neighbor, a grand jury in Lubbock refused to indict the husband and wife due to insufficient evidence.
James Renfro and his wife, Sonja Renfro, were both arrested for deadly conduct on August 22, the day after they got into an altercation with their neighbor, 46-year-old Ray Delano.
Original story: A senior couple was arrested Tuesday night (Aug. 21) in relation to a shooting incident in the 9000 block of Ave. P on Monday (Aug. 20).
Seventy-year-old James Stanley Renfro and his wife, 75-year-old Sonja Lee Renfro, were arrested due to an arrest warrant for deadly conduct.
KAMC News reports the couple got into an altercation with their neighbor, 46-year-old Ray Delano, about a property line between the neighboring homes.
According to the police report, Mr. Delano was repairing a fence on his property when Mrs. Renfro "intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly" hit him with her pick-up truck. After that, Mr. Delano pulled out a gun and shot at her windshield, the report says. Mrs. Renfro then pulled out a gun and shot at Mr. Delano, but missed.
Mr. Renfro told police he heard gunshots from inside his home, went outside with a shotgun and shot at Delano, who returned fire. Mr. Renfro was hit by a shot and taken to a Lubbock hospital.
Mr. Delano was treated for the gunshot wound and has since been released from the hospital.
Mr. Renfro was released on $10,000 bail on Wednesday (Aug. 22nd). His wife wasn't listed in the active jail roster as of Wednesday afternoon.