39-year-old Bryan Thomas Brunson is booked by the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office on Friday for deadly conduct.
On a Thursday afternoon in the Dallas suburb of Forney, a 9-year-old boy living nearby appeared on the front porch of the Nash residence. The boy first banged on the door with his fist, then he struck a whip. According to mother Carissa Nash, the boy was trying to physically harm her 9-year-old daughter. However, Carissa is not having any of it, as she exclaimed, “Little boy, you better get your ass up and off my porch beating on my door like this! I will call the police. You need to leave! Don’t you ever be on my goddamn door like that! Go!” The Nash family did, in fact, call the police, but the police weren’t doing anything other than telling them that it is not a big deal.
Later, the family came to the Brunson residence, where father Dee confronted Bryan Brunson, the father of the harrassing son, over the boy attempting to harass the 9-year-old girl and scratching the family’s Audi. When Carissa yelled from behind that there is video proof of the boy scratching the family’s car, Bryan, with a gun behind his back, told the family to get off his property. The heated argument didn’t die down, and it even boiled to the point where Bryan became irate over somebody stepping over his own plants. Bryan eventually pointed his Ruger semi-automatic pistol at the family. Although the pistol went off, no one was injured. However, it seems that Bryan almost shot his own daughter, who was behind him when the altercation occurred.
Thankfully, Bryan is sent to jail over the incident. Deadly conduct, which can be described as using a weapon “in a reckless, threatening, or dangerous manner”, is normally charged as a third-degree felony or Class A misdemeanor in Texas. Whether Bryan Thomas Brunson will be convicted is anyone’s guess, given the state of the American justice system.