A Brownwood man is alleged to have cut the faces of two other men with a box cutter Friday night in a dispute over a drug transaction, police said.
David Bishop, 32, was booked into the Brown County Jail on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Bishop's bond was set at $60,000, and he remained jailed Monday, jail records state.
According to a report by officer Doug Hurt:
Hurt responded with other officers at 11:23 p.m. to the 1100 block of Magnolia on a report of a loud disturbance. The initial caller reported hearing someone yelling "you cut my face.
Officers arrived to find that two men had been cut by a razor blade. One of the men said they were assaulted after they confronted another man over money stolen in an earlier drug transaction.
One of the men who was cut refused transport to Brownwood Regional Medical Center. Guardian EMS took the other man to the emergency room, where he received stitches and super glue to close his laceration.
Bishop told police the two men had assaulted him and said he had retrieved a knife to defend himself.
In an unrelated incident involving narcotics, deputies arrested two men Friday afternoon after going to a residence in the 3200 block of Stephen F. Austin in search of a wanted man.
Deputies received consent to search the residence and found methamphetamine, marijuana and pills, reports by sheriff's Sgt. John Fincher and investigator James Stroope state.
The deputies arrested Eric Babcock, 31, and Michael Pittman, 37, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of a dangerous drug, jail records state. Pittman was also charged with possession of marijuana.