A Brownwood man insisted he had warrants, and police insisted he didn’t. He said he was going to jail.
The man was right. He did go to jail on a public intoxication charge after apparently getting ready to fight with police, who shot him with a Taser, police said.
Ronald Wise, 51, was booked into the Brown County Jail Saturday night and freed on $500 bond, jail records state.
Officer Chandra Geis was dispatched to the 500 block of Main shortly after 8 p.m. Saturday on a report of an intoxicated person. The man who was the subject of the call said he’d seen his name in Sunday’s newspaper as having a warrant, but a dispatcher said there was no record of a warrant, Geis’ report states.
The man “kept bowing up at me saying he had warrants,” and yelled he was going to jail, Geis’ report states. She told him the man he was under arrest for public intoxication, and he walked toward her “rotating his arms and stretching his arms like he was getting ready for a fight,” the report states.
Sgt. Randall Krpoun walked up behind the man and shot him with a Taser, ending the confrontation, Geis’ report states.
In other incidents:
Officer Dustin Bode arrested Gary Scribner on a Jefferson County warrant for possession of a controlled substance. Bode was questioning Scribner about a burglary in the 3000 block of Cottage in which $7,000 worth of jewelry was taken. Deputy James Stroope arrested Norma Ariaz, 36, on a disorderly conduct charge after a traffic stop. A passenger in the vehicle yelled and cursed at the driver despite Stroope’s admonition to watch her language, Stroope’s report states. Officer Trey Weathermon was dispatched to the 2500 block of of Hillsboro on a domestic dispute. When Weathermon arrived, he saw a woman and a man come out of a house, and the man shoved the woman to the ground.
Weathermon arrested Jesse Stewart, 38, on an assault charge, jail records state.
Someone took a trailer with two jet skis from the 300 block of Mountain View. Someone took three racks of ribs, 20 pounds of hamburger meat, a bag of chicken, a package of frozen Popsicles and a box of noodles from a home in the 1700 block of Main. Officer Zane Taylor arrested Grant Cox, 46, on a disorderly conduct charge at the MHMR Respite Home, 1200 Third. Staff told a man he had to leave for breaking the rules, and the man cursed at staff and at Taylor despite being warned to watch his language, Taylor’s report states. Officer Troy Grusendorf arrested Jerrod Cook, 20, on a warrant for harboring a runaway child while investigating the theft of a dog. Officer Dustin Bode was dispatched to Wal-Mart on a report of a 2-year-old child locked in a vehicle. The child’s mother said she had called a locksmith but said that was taking too long, and she asked Bode to break a window.
Bode broke a window with his baton, and the child was removed unharmed.