Officers responding to a 911 family disturbance call April 25 gathered that the actor, Ronald Morris, age 41, of Hillister, had been arguing with a family member when he pulled out his shotgun and threatened to strike the victim with it. The victim then gained control of the gun and was able to go into the bedroom, lock the door, and call 911. Officers quickly arrived and defused the argument, and took Morris into custody. He was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Texas Penal code 22.02 a2 states that an assailant only has to exhibit a deadly weapon to be charged with assault, and no actual attack has to take place.
Morris's bond is set at $25,000.