A man suspected of pointing a gun at a female motorist on CR 454 Tuesday is still being sought by authorities who issued a warrant for his arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Sheriff Matt Coates said Wednesday morning that the woman called 911 after Garrett Frey allegedly pointed a gun at her as she drove by.

After the call was made, units responded to the scene and made contact with Frey in the front yard of a residence located at 2606 CR 454. Frey reportedly fled on foot and the Stephenville Police Department, DPS helicopter and a regional SWAT team joined the sheriff’s office in the search effort.  

The search was halted late Tuesday night with no sign of Frey.

On Wednesday, Coates said he hopes for a peaceful resolution.

“We hope he turns himself in,” Coates said.

Residents living in the area were told to lock their doors and stay inside Tuesday night. Numerous reports surfaced on Facebook from residents who said they could hear the DPS helicopter flying overhead.

Coates would not speculate on what might have prompted the incident, but did confirm that Frey and his wife are separated. 

The E-T received an anonymous call Tuesday morning from an unidentified man who said a house on CR 454 had some “interesting” graffiti spray painted on a barn and Frey’s truck.

“My neighbor’s house has graffiti and it’s interesting,” the caller said. 

The E-T obtained photos of the graffiti on the truck that calls his wife a liar and says, “God help Frey fam.”

Frey is reportedly a former bull rider. 

Anyone with information about Frey’s whereabouts should call 911 and not approach him.