Anaheim resident Jesse Leal Rodriguez was recently charged with three counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault on a person causing great bodily injury, as per the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office. Rodriguez is suspected of being the man responsible for a string of attacks involving BBs shot through vehicles’ windows on freeways in the Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties.
Authorities noted that they are not certain if Rodriguez acted alone or if he’s responsible for other shootings. However, since mid-April, about 100 vehicles have had their windows shot out by BBs in the Riverside, Orange, and Los Angeles counties. The incidents remain under investigation.
Rodriguez is currently being held on a $750,000 bail. His arraignment is scheduled for June 1. But considering that Rodriguez is suspected of being involved in other attacks, there is a good chance that he may see more charges filed against him in the near future. “The DA’s office anticipates more charges could be filed in the future,” the agency said.
Interestingly enough, this was not the first time that Rodriguez found himself on the wrong side of the law. He had previous convictions for carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in public and participating in criminal street gang activity. He was sentenced to 32 months in prison in April 2013, though the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation stated that he was paroled in January 2015. He was discharged from parole in January 2018.