Detective Sgt. Art Gamez said the suspect, Adrian Campos, was wanted on a warrant after he allegedly walked into a residence brandishing a rifle during an incident on Aug. 13.
According to witnesses, Campos approached the victim holding what was described as a brown and black rifle with a magazine in it at a residence in the 1500 block of East Rosewood Street.
The incident took place at about 7 p.m. The victim and several witnesses ran from the residence and got to safety.
Gamez said police were told that the man had been dropped off at the residence by a woman in a vehicle and after the victim and witnesses fled, he was seen walking back to the street, where he got back in the vehicle with the woman.
The detective said the woman apparently drove to the end of the street after letting Campos out, turned around and came back to wait for him to return.
After the victim and witnesses told police what had happened, detectives obtained a warrant for Campos on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
The charge is a second degree felony punishable by a 20-year prison sentence and a $10,000 fine, if Campos is convicted.
Gamez said police had been looking for the suspect when Patrolman Greg Baron stopped him for a routine traffic violation at 11:33 p.m. Saturday.
Campos was released Sunday on a $5,000 bond set by Justice of the Peace Raul Casarez.
Gary Kent is a reporter at the Bee-Picayune and can be reached at 358-2550, ext. 120, or at reporter@mySouTex.com.