NORTH OF EDCOUCH - The pilot of a crop duster that came under fire this morning said he will press charges against a man arrested in connection with the shooting.
Hidalgo County Sheriff's deputies took the man into custody after raiding a house north of Edcouch.
The pilot said his airplane was shot at while flying over the Delta Lake area at approximately 10 a.m. He said there was dust coming from the ground and he felt a thump on one of the wings during the attack.
He managed to fly the aircraft back to Rowland Duster hangers just off Highway 186 north in Willacy County. At least one round struck one of the plane's wings.
Deputies armed with assault rifles stormed the house at approximately 11 a.m. as a Texas Department of Public Safety helicopter circled above.
Law enforcement officials also converged on a second location north of Monte Alto, just west of FM 88 and South Nittler Road, and took a second person into custody.