Linda Kenjura (Washington Co. mugshot)
Linda Kenjura
(Washington Co. mugshot)

A Washington County woman is behind bars after her arrest for assault with a deadly weapon.

Sheriff’s deputies were called out to 2300 block of Kenjura Lane last Monday afternoon, when Linda Sue Kenjura said she’d fired shots in the air to scare a man off her property.

Kenjura reportedly told deputies she’d fired warning shots from a pistol into the air and into the ground to chase off a man identified as 36-year old Benjimen lee Farrer of Friendswood, who was not welcome on her property.

Several hours later, deputies discovered that Farer had been struck by one of the bullets from Kenjura’s .357 magnum.

Farrer claims Kenjura fired at his vehicle as he was leaving, striking him in the left wrist.

Farrer was treated and released from Scott and White Hospital in Brenham.

Monday deputies obtained an arrest warrant for Kenjura for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon.

She was arrested without incident.  Her bond is set at $50,000.


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  1. If you own firearms, you really need to know the laws that involve the use of deadly force in Texas. The criteria for the use of deadly force are not met by just trespassing. This means you can be charged with a crime/crimes for discharging a firearm in response to someone trespassing on property you own or are in control of. Also, the idea of a “warning shot” is a common misconception thanks to movies and tv. The discharging of a firearm, no matter where it is aimed or is someone is struck by it, is considered the use of deadly force. If the requirements for the use of deadly force have not been met, you cannot shoot into the ground or air in response to someone else’s actions on your property.

    For more info just Google “Texas castle laws”. We actually have laws that tip the scales towards the side of the homeowner/landowner in comparison to many other states. I’m not saying that they couldn’t be better, but they could be a lot worse. Texas has no “duty of retreat” which many states do (and we used to as well). That means that even if someone has broken into your home you are responsible for trying to get away from them before using deadly force. In Texas we don’t even have to wait until they have actually broken it, they just have to be in the process of it for the use of deadly force to be legal. Also the theft of anything outside your home (on your property) during the night meets the requirements for using deadly force. Nontheless, trespassing still does not meet the requirements for using deadly force, and discharging a firearm in ANY direction is using deadly force.

    1. These days at least around here your betrayed as the criminal and have no rights on your own place. I’ve encountered a similar experience

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