Paintball assaults lead to arrests in Wichita Falls

Rupert Ayala was arrested by the WFPD. (Source: WCSO)
Rupert Ayala was arrested by the WFPD. (Source: WCSO)
Joseph Leija and the three other suspects are facing six counts. (Source: WCSO)
Joseph Leija and the three other suspects are facing six counts. (Source: WCSO)
Jesse Olvera and the other three suspects did not have bond amounts set as of Friday afternoon. (Source: WCSO)
Jesse Olvera and the other three suspects did not have bond amounts set as of Friday afternoon. (Source: WCSO)

WICHITA FALLS, Tx (RNN Texoma) - Four people were booked into jail following two nights of assault reports to WFPD.

Officials said it began Wednesday night when officers were called to various locations throughout the city after several people reported being shot with paintballs.

Authorities say the suspects drove around Thursday night on the north side of town shooting at several homes, people and at least one animal.

Police caught the suspects in the 1200 block of Kenley Avenue just after 8:30 p.m. Thursday night. Officials say more than a dozen people were injured over the two days.

A paintball gun with orange paintballs was found inside the suspect vehicle.

Rupert Ayala, 21, Justin Harmon, 20, Joseph Leija, 24, and Jesse Olvera, 20, were all arrested and booked into the Wichita Co. Jail for six counts of assault.

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