Nathaniel Kent Walker
A Silsbee man arrested for a shooting on Aug. 4 was indicted by a Hardin County grand jury on Aug. 22.
Nathaniel Kent Walker, 29, of Silsbee, was arrested by authorities on two felony warrants, several days after a shooting at Waldo Mathews Park in Silsbee.
He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, a third degree felony.
According to police reports, Walker and another individual became involved in an altercation with another man at park on East Ave. G at around 6 p.m.
The verbal dispute turned into a physical altercation, which was broken up by others before Walker left the scene, according to reports.
Walker allegedly returned with a revolver and according to the affidavit of probable cause, fired one round.
A 19-year old man was hit with what authorities say were small pellets from a single round.
The man suffered minor injuries to his upper torso, shoulder, neck, hand, and arm. He was transported to Baptist Hospital in Beaumont and released after being treated.
According to police, Walker has a lengthy criminal history with several felony convictions including a 2007 charge of possession of a controlled substance in which he served time in a state prison. He was released from prison in 2012.
Walker’s bond was set at $250,000 for both charges.