According to a media release from the Nacogdoches County Sheriff's Office, a man from Gary, Texas who reportedly fled Nacogdoches County after a shooting last month will soon be back to face charges for the assault.

Gregg Allen Lazarine, 57, is charged with a first-degree felony for aggravated assault with a weapon in the January 31 shooting. Lazarine was arrested by the Panola County Sheriff’s Office on Saturday, Feb. 19 on a Nacogdoches County warrant for the offense, as well as a parole violation for driving while intoxicated – 3rd or more. He is currently jailed in Panola County and awaiting transport to Nacogdoches County.

Authorities with the NCSO allege that at around 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 31, an argument between Lazarine and a woman at the woman’s home in the 800 block of County Road 918 turned violent. The victim and Lazarine began arguing about him leaving the residence when Lazarine threatened the victim with a knife and gun. The victim was able to get the knife away from him, and cut him before fleeing the residence to her vehicle.

The sheriff's report goes on to state that Lazarine pursued her outside and fired at her with a 12-gauge shotgun. The victim was struck in the knee and ankle. He fled the home initially in a truck before leaving the vehicle and evading law enforcement on foot.

The victim was taken to a local hospital to be treated for her injuries. The Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office thanks Nacogdoches County EMS, the Central Heights volunteer Fire Department, Cherokee and Rusk County sheriff’s offices, and the Precinct 1 Constable’s Office for their assistance in treating the victim and searching for Lazarine immediately after the assault. The sheriff’s office also appreciates Panola County’s help in apprehending this suspect.

Additional charges are possible in the case and the investigation is ongoing.

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