Caleb Wilson, 19, a recent graduate of Irion County High School, was taken into custody by San Angelo police on Thursday, June 28, 2018, after he allegedly drove his Dodge pickup through the Walmart Supercenter located at 5501 Sherwood Way in San Angelo.

Wilson, whose family ranches on the Irion/Schleicher county line, was reported to be from Eldorado in a press release issued by the San Angelo Police Department. The information was widely disseminated by national news media outlets prompting questions from many Eldorado residents.

Wilson is a 2018 graduate of Irion County High School where he was a standout athlete for the Irion County Hornets.

According to the SAPD press release, police officers were dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter at around 12:41 a.m. for the report of a major motor vehicle collision involving a pickup truck that collided with the building. As officers arrived to the storefront, they observed a red 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck exiting the building through the store’s northeast entrance. Officers attempted to stop the pickup using lights and sirens, but the truck’s driver disregarded their attempt and sped through the parking lot where his truck crashed into an unoccupied 2007 Toyota Camry. Following the collision, the truck continued at high speeds to the Murphy USA gas station located at 5525 Sherwood Way where the driver was taken into custody after brief resistance to the application of handcuffs.

During the apprehension officers observed a large amount of fuel leaking from the truck’s heavily damaged undercarriage. Due to safety concerns, officers immediately activated the fuel pumps’ emergency shutoff.

While detained, the suspect reportedly exhibited signs of excited delirium and he was subsequently transported by Officers to Shannon Medical Center for evaluation where he is said to have become combative with hospital staff.

Detectives with the Department’s Criminal Investigations Division and Crime Scene Investigations responded to the scene for follow up investigation.

After several interviews of store patrons and staff, Investigators learned the suspect, later identified as Caleb Wilson, was at the store with an 18-year-old female acquaintance when Wilson, whom was exhibiting erratic behavior, attempted to purchase a pallet of water. After Wilson and his female acquaintance exited the store, a nearby patron observed what appeared to be a verbal argument between Wilson and the woman.

Concerned for the woman’s welfare, the patron intervened and convinced the woman to go back inside the store. When the woman and the patron later exited the store to see if Wilson had left, they were confronted by Wilson’s truck, which was speeding towards them. The woman and patron narrowly avoided injury by jumping out of the truck’s path.

Once inside the store, Wilson drove into multiple displays and store fixtures before exiting the store. The incident lasted several minutes. Preliminary damage to the property was estimated to be around $500,000.

No injuries have been reported.

Investigators obtained arrest warrants for Wilson for First Degree Felony Criminal Mischief and two counts of Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon.

Wilson was hospitalized following the incident. However, on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, he was booked into the Tom Green County Jail where he remains without bond on charges of of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon and Criminal Mischief Greater than $300,000.