Odessa Man Sets Booby-Trap Nearly Shooting His Niece, But Warns Intruders 8/26/13
CBS 7 News
ODESSA- An Odessa man booby-traps his trailer home nearly shooting his niece, her best friend and two-year-old son.
Imagine walking up to a home and opening the door, only to be met with a shotgun shell.
Marisa Johnson says her uncle, Wade Woods, had mentioned that he's booby-trapped his trailer, but she says she never believed him until last night.
Johnson, her best friend, and her best friend's two-year-old son, all walked over to Woods' trailer to tape an eviction notice to his door.
After walking up to Woods' front door, Johnson opened the glass screen door and heard a loud blast. A shotgun was fired through the door, missing her by inches. She looked down and realized her hands were covered in blood from the shattered glass.
"Push the door in, see what happens lol! Only a Coward would enter here to steal-smile coward-whimp, you are on camera.” These messages/warnings were written on Woods front door.
Johnson says she thinks woods set the booby-trap in order to prevent his family from allegedly stealing from his home.
Johnson describes wade as a quote "secret agent man" and fears him.
"He is a dangerous man he tells you what he wants you to hear what he wants you to believe. He will get you to believe anything," said Johnson.
Johnson fears her uncle will retaliate in some way and is scared, because she says her 3-year-old son and other kids around the neighborhood play everyday around his trailer.
"If they would've went over there and grabbed the door to try to see uncle wade, then they would've opened the door and I don't even want to talk about it," said Johnson.
Ector County Sergeant, Gary Deusler, said Woods could be set free at anytime if he makes his $75,000 bond.
Deusler said all he can really advise Johnson to do is to be very cautious and give the sheriffs office a call if any threats were to be made.
Woods was not home at the time of the shooting and was later arrested at the Executive Inn in Odessa.
He is being charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon...a second degree felony.