A 68-year-old Brownwood man remained jailed Tuesday on allegations that he assaulted his wife and stepson following an argument over the care of the man’s dog, police said.
Robert Danner was booked into the Brownwood Jail Monday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and injury to an elderly person, Brown County Jail records state. The second charge was in relation to Danner’s alleged assault on his 71-year-old wife, police said.
According to an email from Brownwood police:
Officers were dispatched at 8:20 p.m. Monday to a residence in the 1700 block of Avenue A, where the caller reported a fight was in progress and a knife appeared to be involved.
A male victim, identified as Danner’s stepson, said he was threatened by another man with a knife. The victim led officers to a nearby camper where the suspect and his wife were located.
Officers were told an argument escalated to the point that the suspect threw his wife to the ground and held a pocketknife to the throat of the male victim, police said.
In an unrelated incident, a Brownwood man, Douglas Siddle, 32, was arrested Monday after District Judge Steve Ellis granted a state’s motion to increase bonds.
Siddle remains jailed with bonds now set at $150,000 for aggravated sexual assault of a child and $100,000 each for two charges of assault family violence.
The state sought the increased bonds after the defendant admitted to using Adderall and methamphetamine and consuming alcohol, prosecutors alleged in their motions to increase bond.