AUSTIN, Texas - Forty-one-year-old Jermaine Patrick Spirlark and, 24-year-old Charles Clines-Martinez are now in custody.
Police say on April 30, Spirlark robbed the victim of some of his poker winnings, then shot him while leaving the "Texas Card House" off Highway 183.The victim was taken to a hospital and, was later released.
APD says Clines-Martinez was a contract employee at the poker club and inside informant for Spirlark. The co-owner of "Texas Card House" says they are looking at ways to improve security including enhanced surveillance cameras. They also want to add a second armed security officer.
“Anytime you’re around an establishment at four in the morning and you have an establishment that deals with money or anything of monetary value, it's always wise to be cautious of your surroundings,” said Det. Steven Nash, Austin Police Department.
Both men were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. APD is working with Bexar County to get Spirlark’s booking photo.