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story.lead_photo.caption Jimmy Lee Mitchell

TEXARKANA, Texas — A Texarkana man is facing assault and child endangerment charges after being accused of shooting the mother of his child.

Jimmy Lee Mitchell, 33, drove the woman to a local hospital after allegedly shooting her through the window of her car while their 1-year-old was in the back seat, according to records.

He was angry on April 7 because the woman went to visit a male friend who lives on Old Boston Road, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Mitchell allegedly stood in front of the woman's car and fired a single shot through her front window, striking her in her left arm, after she pulled into her friend's driveway.

Their 1-year-old son was reportedly seated in the back on the passenger side at the time of the shooting.

Mitchell has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and with child endangerment. If found guilty of assault, Mitchell faces two to 20 years in prison. If found guilty of child endangerment, Mitchell faces six months to two years in a Texas state jail.

Mitchell is currently free on bonds totaling $105,000. Bail was set at $30,000 on the endangerment charge and $75,000 on the assault charge.

The case has been assigned to 202nd District Judge John Tidwell.

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