Three Brownwood men were indicted in connection with altercations with officers in unrelated incidents that happened over Memorial Day weekend.
The December session of the Brown County Grand Jury returned indictments against:
• David Wayne Jernigan, 63, assault against a pubic servant and assault family violence — occlusion.
• Charles Holland, 28, retaliation.
• Stevie Lee Rose, 28, assault against a public servant.
According to earlier Brownwood police reports:
Officer Robert Lehman arrested Jernigan the night of May 29 after being dispatched to 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 suspect said he was going back inside and defied Lehman’s commands to stop.
The suspect struck Lehman, prompting a scuffle between the suspect and the officers, police alleged. The officers got the man in handcuffs, had him checked out by EMS and took him to jail without further incident.
Jernigan in accused in the assault family violence indictment of applying pressure to the throat or neck of a woman.
Officer Noe Acosta arrested Holland early on the morning of May 28. Noe was dispatched at 12:06 a.m. 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 arrested the driver, identified as Holland, on charges of DWI second, criminal mischief and retaliation.
The man threatened to harm Acosta and his family and told officer Jayme 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,” Acosta’s report states.
Officer Roberto Rodriguez arrested Rose the night of May 29 after making a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Avenue A. Rodriguez the driver, identified as Rose, had multiple convictions for driving with an invalid license. Rodriguez told Rose he was being arrested on a 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. Another officer and Rodriguez were able to get the man n handcuffs.