Silver Star Smokehouse shooting suspect indicted by grand jury

Photo by Field Walsh
Patrick Clifton Jordan
A man accused of shooting two people in the parking lot of a Texarkana, Texas, restaurant in September was indicted Thursday by a Bowie County grand jury.

Patrick Clifton Jordan, 22, allegedly told police he shot Jordan Royal in the parking lot of the Silver Star Smokehouse because he believed he and several of his friends were going to beat him up, according to a probable cause affidavit. Royal was shot in his left thigh. When police arrived after the shooting, Jordan was still in the restaurant and willingly pointed officers to the .25 caliber pistol he used to shoot.

Suspect being taken into custody.
Clifton being taken into custody. (photo by Field Walsh)

The affidavit alleges Jordan also shot Summer Varley in the upper left chest. However, an indictment handed down for Jordan alleging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon names only Royal as victim. A second indictment charging Jordan with deadly conduct names Varley, Joshua Stevenson, Damon Pritchard and Austin Crumpton as victims. Deadly conduct typically includes behavior which puts others at risk of serious injury or death.

Jordan’s case has been assigned to 202nd District Judge Leon Pesek, Jr. Jordan faces two to 20 years in prison if convicted of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Deadly conduct is punishable by two to ten years in prison.

Radio traffic of the incident.

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