Man shoots up Beaumont auto dealer's inventory with BB gun

James David Vosburgh

A Jefferson County grand jury has indicted James David Vosburgh, 52, of China for alleged criminal mischief.

Employees coming to work at M&A Auto in Beaumont on the morning of May 9 discovered several vandalized vehicles, according to the probable cause affidavit. Three cars had been shot with a small caliber gun, but 10 vehicles were later found damaged.

Later, the employees checked the lot surveillance footage and found that a man driving a gold truck pulled into the lot at about 6:50 a.m. and shot at the cars.

At 9:30 a.m., the employees saw the same truck and driver pass the front of M&A Auto again. They followed him until they flagged down a police officer around South Fourth and Crockett streets.

An investigation revealed that the vehicle was a gold 2007 GMC Sienna reported stolen from Daylight Motors in Beaumont on May 6.

A Crossman PFM16 BB gun was found on the driver side floorboard of the truck, according to the probable cause affidavit.

The driver was arrested for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle. Detective Lewallen questioned Vosburgh, and he admitted to the vandalism at M&M Auto.

Vosburgh told Lewallen that he was engaged in a dispute with the owner of M&M Auto over another vehicle.