A staff member at the MHMR respite house in Brownwood was injured after she intervened in an altercation between two residents Sunday.
The 24-year-old staff member was taken to Brownwood Regional Medical Center, and one of the residents was arrested, police said.
William Smith, 30, remained in the Brown County Jail Monday on charges of assault and criminal mischief, jail records state.
Officer Stephanie Morgan responded to the respite house at 1200 Third. A staff member was holding her head and said she felt dizzy, and Guardian EMS was called. The staff member said she had been hit in the head several times after intervening in an altercation.
The altercation began when one of the residents complained that he didn’t like the way the other resident was looking at him, witnesses told Morgan. The complaining resident kicked in the bottom half of a divided office door and charged in swinging his fist, witnesses told Morgan. The complaining resident hit the staff member several times, knocking her into a bookcase, kicked out a window, and kicked the officer door again, which struck a third resident, Morgan’s report states.
In other incidents:
• Morgan arrested Jacqueline Macedo, 18, of Brownwood, on a charge of making a false report to a peace officer after a domestic disturbance in the 900 block of Carey.
A woman appeared to have an injured lip and said she’d been slapped, but Morgan learned the apparent injury was actually a fever blister. The woman gave inconsistent statements and then said she’d been lying, Morgan’s report states.
• Officer Kimberly Cantu arrested Ronnie Lara, 26, of Brownwood, on charges of DWI and evading arrest or detention with a vehicle early Saturday morning.
Cantu attempted to stop a Chevrolet Tahoe in the 200 block of Market Place Boulevard at 3 a.m. after clocking the vehicle traveling 57 mph in a 40 mph zone. The Tahoe drove “at a high rate of speed and reckless in nature” as Cantu followed with her patrol car’s siren activated, Cantu’s report states.
The Tahoe drove through the Home Depot parking lot and pulled into the TexasBank drive-thru with its lights off. Cantu pulled up behind it, and the Tahoe drove away, but stopped after about 15 feet.
The driver got out, acting “excited and aggressive,” and Cantu ordered him back into the vehicle and approached the passenger’s side with her gun in her hand, her report states.
• A woman got away with shoplifting several cans of baby formula and eight packs of Gatorade from the Kroger store.
• Officer Brandon Miller arrested Jefferson Powell, 52, on charges of DWI third offense, possession of a dangerous drug and displaying a fictitious inspection sticker after a traffic stop in the 1500 block of Belle Plain. The driver had hydrocodone pills and told Miller his prescription was at home.
• Miller was dispatched to Rent-A-Center, 531 W. Commerce, at 1 a.m. Saturday on an alarm call. The front door glass was shattered, and the business owner told Miller a television and computer were missing.
• Officer Brandon Johnson was dispatched to the Allsup’s store at 518 W. Commerce on an alarm call. An employee said he activated the alarm after a man stole a 30-pack of beer.