Judge issues 28 months in prison for convict’s rage

Published 5:00pm Saturday, March 9, 2013

An Austin man who reportedly threatened a drive-by shooting several times last April and rammed another person’s car with an SUV in August was sentenced to 28 months in prison on Thursday. He was given credit for 115 days in jail.

Coniah Emmerson Horton, 28, was convicted of felony terroristic threats with a reckless disregard in the first case and gross misdemeanor counts of domestic assault and fifth-degree domestic assault in the second.

Horton was arrested at about 4:55 a.m. April 7 after a woman allegedly told authorities Horton called her and threatened to do a drive-by shooting on her house in southwest Austin. According to the court complaint, Horton called the woman several times making the same threats. He also said he didn’t care if children were inside, according to the complaint.

Police later found Horton at a home at the 2000 block of Fourth Avenue NE in Austin, where they tried to call his cell phone and coax him outside. Police set up a perimeter around the house, and Horton came out roughly two hours later and surrendered. Nobody was injured. Police did not find a weapon on Horton.

In August, Horton reportedly drove an SUV into a car two times in the midst of a heated argument.

Horton had previously been convicted for terroristic threats in 2003 and domestic assault in 2010, as well.


Sign in to Comment | Need help commenting? Click here

Editor's Picks