Man Accused of Carrying Weapon Faces Felony Charge on Bowie County Bridge

Earlier this month, Jason Gary Hall, a 47-year-old Texarkana resident, found himself in hot water after allegedly causing a stir on the Red River Bridge.
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Earlier this month, Jason Gary Hall, a 47-year-old Texarkana resident, found himself in hot water after allegedly causing a stir on the Red River Bridge. Reports flooded in to the Bowie County Sheriff’s Office on May 5 about a man in body armor wielding a handgun and exhibiting erratic behavior near anglers. As deputies approached, they encountered Hall, who appeared intoxicated, with an open bottle of Jack Daniels in his truck. Upon inspection, they found a cache of weapons, including firearms like a Beretta 9mm and various rifles, despite Hall having prior felony convictions that barred him from possessing such arms in Texas. Consequently, Hall faces charges of driving while intoxicated, possession of a firearm by a felon, and unlawful possession of body armor, with a bond set at $55,000. If convicted, he could be looking at two to 20 years behind bars. The case now rests in the hands of 102nd District Judge Jeff Addison.