A 43 year old Anniston man landed behind bars, after he allegedly fired several rounds at a pizza delivery man Tuesday night.
The Anniston Star reports that Ernest Todd Combs currently faces a felony charge of discharging a firearm into an occupied vehicle.
The victim, 27 year old Marco’s Pizza employee Keith Rice, was not injured in that incident.
Rice told the Star that he was walking back to his car around 9:30 that night, when a pickup truck driven by Combs blocked him in; he said Combs then got out of the truck and walked toward the car, carrying a gun. Reportedly four shots were fired and as the victim floored the gas to getaway by driving across the man’s front lawn, he heard three more shots.
Rice called police from a nearby gas station to report the incident.
Officers found three bullet holes in the hood of the victim’s car along with a hole in the front tire and a crack in the windshield – they also recovered six shell casings in Combs front yard.
Combs told police that Rice refused to tell him why he was at his home so he fired several shots at the car in an effort to scare him away; according to Rice, he was in full uniform and also had a company sign on the top of his car at the time – adding that Combs didn’t ask him anything, and he did absolutely nothing to provoke the incident.
Combs was placed under arrest and was later released on a $10,000 bond from the Anniston City Jail – he has a court date of March 17th in that case.