Depending on which story you believe, a mechanic and his wife were shot at over auto repairs or using a Springtown man’s bathroom, Parker County authorities said.
An arrest report gave this account of the odd episode:
Deputies responded to a report of a person with a weapon shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday in the 900 block of Highland Road.
Jeremy Mark Brillhart met a deputy at the scene and said mechanic Frederick Drake and Drake’s wife had entered his home without permission. He had been with the Drakes during the day to buy parts for his vehicles, which Frederick Drake had been working on.
Brillhart said he told the Drakes not to go inside his home because his wife might not be dressed, but they both entered and Drake’s wife went to the bathroom.
The Springtown man told the couple to leave, but they refused. He pulled a gun out, ordered Drake to the floor and as he attempted to remove ammunition from the weapon, it went off, according to the report.
The Drakes told a deputy a different story. They said they were allowed in the house, and that Brillhart brandished the handgun when he found them talking to his wife about repairing a vehicle without him in the room.
In the report, the Drakes said that Brillhart ordered Frederick to the ground, stood over him with his foot on his back and at some point the gun went off.
Deputies later located the handgun in a kitchen drawer.
Brillhart was arrested Tuesday night, accused of firing the handgun in his home and placing his wife, Drake and Drake’s wife in danger.
He was free Thursday after posting $5,000 bail, but he could not be reached for comment. He is expected to be charged with deadly conduct, a Class A misdemeanor.