Man in grenade incident arrested







Staff Writer

The man allegedly behind the grenade scares on the Island earlier in the month was apprehended Tuesday, Oct. 25, at approximately 7:28 p.m. by Port Isabel police for making threats and carrying a weapon.

According to the official report, officers responded to the 500 block of E. Washington in Port Isabel in reference to a disturbance. Contact was made with a male in a blue Volkswagen Jetta with California license plates. The man was identified as James Collins Baxter, Sr.
Baxter, Sr. reported that he had an argument with his son, James Baxter, Jr. The officer was reportedly aware of Baxter, Sr. carrying a weapon because of prior incidents with him.

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