Three Brownwood men were arrested Memorial Day weekend following altercations with police officers in unrelated cases. Two were charged with assault on a public servant, and one was charged with retaliation.
Charles Holland arrest
Officer Noe Acosta arrested Charles Holland, 28, early Sunday morning on charges of retaliation, DWI second and criminal mischief, Brown County Jail records state. Holland remained jailed Tuesday in lieu of bonds totaling $30,500.
According to Acosta’s report:
Acosta was dispatched at 12:06 a.m. Sunday to the intersection of Coggin and Austin avenues after a motorist called 9-1-1 to report a reckless driver. The driver ran a red light at Austin and Magnolia, and updates from the caller enabled Acosta to get behind the suspect vehicle on Fourth Street. Acosta saw a traffic violation and stopped the vehicle on Stephen F. Austin.
Acosta believed he saw signs on intoxication in the driver, identified as Holland, and arrested him.The man became belligerent toward officers, complained he was being assaulted and hit his head and shoulder against a window in Acosta’s patrol vehicle. The man also kicked the window, damaging the back passenger door.
Acosta drove the man to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, where the officer obtained a warrant for a blood draw. Officers had to restrain the driver to draw blood. The man threatened to harm Acosta and his family and told officer Jayme Bowman, “I know how to play the system and prolong this whole thing.”
The man also told Bowman, “That other officer better hope I never see him out in the streets.” When Bowman asked the man if he was threatening Acosta, the man replied, “that’s not a threat, that’s a promise.”
Stevie Rose arrest
Officer Roberto Rodriguez arrested Stevie Rose, 27, Monday night on charges of assault on a public servant, resisting arrest, driving with an invalid license and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rose remained jailed Tuesday in lieu of bonds totaling $24,000.
According to Rodriguez’s report:
Rodriguez made a traffic stop at 8:30 p.m. in the 1500 block of Avenue A and learned through dispatch that the driver’s license was suspended. Rodriguez also learned the driver, identified as Rose, had multiple convictions for driving with an invalid license. Rodriguez told Rose he was being arrested on the license violation.
The man resisted Rodriguez, and Rodriguez radioed for backup. The man called for his brother to come help him, and two citizens approached and prevented Rose’s brother from interfering.
Rodriguez and the man ended up on the ground, exchanging punches. Officer Bryan Greenrock arrived and told the man to stop resisting or he would be tased. Greenrock and Rodriguez were able to get the man n handcuffs.
David Jernigan arrest
Officer Robert Lehman arrested David Jernigan, 62, Monday night on charges of assault on a public servant, assault on a family member by strangulation and resisting arrest. Jernigan is free on bonds totaling $40,000.
According to Lehman’s report:
Lehman was dispatched at 10:37 p.m. to a home in the 4400 block of Mimosa on a domestic disturbance call. Lehman began speaking outside with the suspect, identified as Jernigan, and another officer spoke with a woman. The man said he was going back inside and defied Lehman’s commands to stop.
The man struck Lehman, prompting a scuffle between the man and the officers. The officers got the man in handcuffs, had him checked out by EMS and took him to jail without further incident.