A domestic disturbance early Wednesday morning led to the arrest of a 59-year-old man on two charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and additional charges of resisting arrest, terroristic threat and possession of a controlled substance, Brownwood police said.
Robert Duncan was booked into the Brown County Jail after the 3 a.m. incident, Brown County Jail records state. Duncan remained jailed Thursday in lieu of bonds totaling $70,000.
According to an email from Brownwood police:
Officers were dispatched to the 1500 block of Dublin, where officers were told a male in a vehicle attempted to run over a female. The suspect drove away while the caller was on the phone reporting the altercation.
While officers were en route, they saw the suspect vehicle and made a traffic stop in the 400 block of West Commerce. Officers identified the driver as the suspect, who became evasive and noncompliant as officers spoke with him, police said.
Officers learned witnesses had observed the suspect yelling at a female family member. The suspect was inside his pickup when he placed the vehicle in drive and charged toward the victim, then slammed on his brakes prior to striking her, officers were told.
A witness ran to the scene and yelled for the suspect to stop. The suspect yelled at the witness, then placed the vehicle in reverse and charged toward her before driving away, officers were told.
Officers speaking with the suspect on West Commerce attempted to detain him and a struggle began. Officers took the suspect to the ground. The suspect further resisted and became aggressive toward officers, prompting them to stun man with a Taser, police said.
The suspect was arrested and taken to the Brown County Jail. An inventory of his suspect’s pickup revealed a small quantity of methamphetamine inside the center console, police said.