On August 19, Sammie Lee Galvin, age 19, was arrested on charges of assault by drive-by shooting by Bastrop Police Department officer Michelangelo Watkins. This arrest was related to an incident that occurred on Aug. 10 on Van Avenue.
According to Assistant Chief Bubba McDuffie, on that day, a dark-colored Toyota driven by two black males passed by a residence on Van Avenue and shot twice at a female, but, instead, struck the residence and sped away from the scene.
The witness was unable to identify the two men at that time. However, she later left the residence and, on the way back, saw the dark-colored Toyota again and was able to identify Galvin. An all-points bulletin, or BOLO, was put out on the suspect.
On Tuesday night, the BPD was responding to another complaint involving Galvin and arrested him on the assault drive-by shooting charges.