A fight between officers and a suspect who was hit with a Taser and pepper spray, the arrests of two burglary suspects, and drug arrests: police reports released Friday morning indicated eventful shifts Thursday and early Friday morning for Brownwood police.
According to reports:
Burglary in progress
Police were dispatched at 12:55 p.m. Thursday to the 2300 block of Dartmore on a report of a burglary in progress. Police arrested Skylour Admire and Nathan Willson, both 18, on charges of burglary of a building and evading arrest.
When police first arrived, an officer saw a male suspect walking in a back yard, and the male looked toward a house and appeared to say something. The officer heard what sounded like a fence being climbed and then saw two male suspects standing in a nearby alley.
The officer maneuvered his way to the alley but lost sight of the suspects, but saw a cap and gloves on the ground and on top of a fence.
A witness told the officer she'd seen two males leave a nearby home, jump over a backyard fence and enter a neighboring yard. The witness saw the two remove a weed eater from the yard and place it over the fence. The witness also saw them throw other objects over the fence.
The officer went to the home the two suspects had been seen exiting, and man in the home allowed two officers to enter and search for the suspects. The man said he'd been allowing the two suspects to stay there.
Officers located the two suspects and began speaking with them. One of the suspects said "I plead the fifth" and told the other suspect "you better not."
Officers learned that the weed eater had been located in a storage shed. Each suspect blamed the other for initiating the burglary.
Assault family violence, assault on public servant
Around 4 p.m., police were dispatched to the 2400 block of 13th on a report that a man had assaulted a 17-year-old family member.
Police arrested David Cain, 39, on charges of assault on a public servant and assault family violence.
When police arrived, the man came outside. An officer asked the man what had happened, and the man's body language "indicated that he was visibly angry and behaving in an aggressive manner to everyone around him," a police report states.
The man went back inside the house. Officers were told there were firearms in the home, and an officer directed two other family members "behind a position of cover" pending the arrival of other officers.
The man came back outside and his body language "indicated that he seemed to plan for a physical confrontation." An officer noted that the 17-year-old family member showed evidence of an assault, and although the officer had not yet made a decision to arrest the man, he attempted to place him in handcuffs because he continued to pose a threat to his family and officers.
The officer told the man he wasn't under arrest but was being handcuffed for everyone's safety. The man tried to push his way past an officer and go toward the house.
Officers ended up on the ground with the man, and the man punched an officer's head twice with a closed fist. The officer who'd been punched deployed his Taser, and the probes struck the man in his back. The man removed the probes and continued fighting and an officer deployed pepper spray.
Officers were able to get the man handcuffed and into custody.
At 2:15 a.m. Friday, officers responded to the Value Lodge, 410 E. Commerce, on a report that a car, reported stolen in Abilene, was at that location.
As an officer pulled up behind the parked Ford Fiesta, and woman ran from the area of the car. The woman ran to a room and officers stopped her before she got inside.
Another woman allowed officers inside the room, which was occupied by several people. Officers obtained consent to search and found that two people had a substance believed to be methamphetamine.
Officers arrested Quenton Koettel, 22, and Miranda Willis, 33, were arrested on charges of possession of a controlled substance. Koettel was also arrested on a Taylor County theft warrant.
Koettel had the keys to the Fiesta and said he'd rented the car. Police had the car towed and placed a hold on it at the request of Abilene police.
'Narcotics in plain view'
At 4:28 a.m., police responded to the 3600 block of Surrey Lane on a report that a woman was crying and asking police to respond.
Police learned an altercation had occurred and saw narcotics in plain view. Police arrested Julian Gomez, 31, on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Others booked into the Brown County Jail between 8 a.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. Friday were:
Seth Clark, 27, Early, theft.
Joshua Dyess, 21, Brownwood, theft.
Julie Hill, 50, possession of controlled substance, driving with invalid license, motion to revoke for theft.
Stephen Lawhon, 37, Prosper, failure to appear for DWI second.
Jeffrey Schafer, 24, Brookesmith, driving with invalid license.