A Brownwood man remained jailed Friday on multiple charges including aggravated robbery after an altercation with his employer Thursday over the man’s pay, police said.
Danny Salas, 43, was booked into the Brown County Jail on additional charges of resisting arrest, possession of a controlled substance and interfering with an emergency call, jail records state. Salas’ bonds total $28,500.
According to an email from Brownwood police:
Officers responded at 6 p.m. Thursday to the 500 block of Bailey Street on a report of an assault.
The male victim told officers he hires a day-worker to help him with various projects. The victim dropped off the worker at his residence Thursday, and an argument began about payment for the work performed. The worker retrieved a cordless drill from the back of the victim’s pickup and said he was keeping the drill until paid.
The argument escalated and the worker began triggering the drill and drill bit in a motion as if striking the victim. The victim tried to call 9-1-1 but the worker struck the phone from the victim’s hands, destroying it. The victim then retreated to his pickup, where the worker kicked the driver’s door, striking the victim’s head. The door strike caused a 1-inch laceration to the victim’s head.
Officers located the suspect at his residence, where the suspect told officers he struck the pickup and took the drill. The suspect yelled that he was not going to jail and tried to jump over porch furniture to flee. The suspect and officers Ian Baker and Robert Lehman all fell onto the front yard, where officers restrained the suspect and placed him in handcuffs.
Officers located a broken glass pipe with methamphetamine in his pocket, police said.