Brown County Sheriff’s officials are investigating a weekend incident in which someone in a passing vehicle threw a whiskey bottle and crowbar that struck another vehicle, shattering a window.
The victim said he has told Brownwood police about earlier receiving two threatening letters “regarding his sexuality,” a report by sheriff’s Cpl. Pete Bastardo states.
Brownwood police Sgt. Troy Carroll said police are investigating letters the man received that contain anti-homosexual statements. Carroll declined to comment on what the letters specifically stated.
The victim told Bastardo he was traveling west on U.S. Highway 67/84 Saturday night when a newer model, light colored pickup passed him and someone threw the bottle and crow bar. The bottle hit on the driver’s side, and the crowbar shattered the driver’s side window and landed on his floorboard.
The whiskey bottle landed in the road and was destroyed by passing vehicles, and had an Evan Williams label, Bastardo’s report states.
The victim told Bastardo the vehicle’s occupants hollered something at him but he could not make out what they said.
He also told Bastardo he believes the assailant’s vehicle had been behind him in the city limits and that the driver had put on the bright lights when they entered a construction zone.
He told Bastardo he does not know who might have committed the assault.
In other incidents:
• Someone broke into the Runaway Train cafe, 3600 Stephen F. Austin.
Officer Brandon Arnold was dispatched to the cafe at 4:44 a.m. Friday after an alarm was activated. The front window was broken out, and about $35 in rolled change had been taken.
• Sgt. Mitch Slaymaker arrested Mark Stewart, 40, on a burglary charge. Slaymaker responded to a report that a man had broken out a window in a trailer at Camp Bowie Mobile Home Parks and gone inside. A woman told Slaymaker her estranged common law husband was the man who had entered the trailer and did not have permission to be inside.
• Deputy James Stroope arrested Hugh Zarria, 27, of Austin, on a charge of possession of marijuana under 2 ounces after a traffic stop on Highway 183.
• Someone took a stock trailer from property from an undisclosed location on County Road 441.
• Early officer Steven Means arrested William Meyer, 21, of Early, on charges of assault and endangering a child after a dispute between a woman and her common-law husband. The dispute happened as they were driving at the intersection of Early Boulevard and County Road 381.
• Someone damaged a mailbox in the 2700 block of Durham in Brownwood, apparently by shotgun fire. Police found a shotgun shell wad near the sidewalk.
• An out-of-town woman told police her boyfriend assaulted her while she visited him in Brownwood and they played cards. Because she is from out of town, she could not say where the assault occurred but said it was in a parking lot.
• Police responded to reports of domestic disturbances in the 3500 block of Rhodes, the 3700 block of Savoy and the 1500 block of Market Place. • A woman told police she heard her car door being shut in the 1800 block of Avenue D. She went out to check and saw a man running from her vehicle. Nothing was taken.
• Officer Trey Weathermon arrested Daniel McCombs II, 21, on a DWI charge. Details of the arrest were unavailable Monday.
• Someone took a money clip with $9 and other items from a vehicle parked in the 2600 block of Belmeade. Someone entered a vehicle parked in the 2700 block of Belmeade and went through the center console. Nothing was taken.
• Someone took several power tools from a shed in the 700 block of Carnegie.