LEANDER —Residents say it's not normal to hear gunshots in Block House Creek. So when Tom Graf heard someone shooting behind his house last Saturday morning, he decided it was best to investigate.
When he looked over the fence, Graf saw a man walk up to a deer that was lying down. The man then pointed a rifle and fired several shots at the animal according to Graf's statement in a felony complaint.
A Williamson County deputy was called out to investigate the report of hunting in the greenbelt area near Chardonnay Crossing and Jordan Cove, when he came across a man with a rifle walking north on Block House Drive.
When asked what he was doing, 18-year-old Ian Schneider told the officer that he "was getting rid of the bad." When the deputy tried to clarify what Schneider meant by "the bad," the teen explained that "the bad" were deer and that he shot six of them in the woods because they were "destroying the forest."
Schneider was arrested on suspicion of deadly conduct for firing a rifle several times in a residential greenbelt surrounded by houses. Authorities found at least one dead deer next to a backyard fence along Jordan Cove.