A man threatened two other men with a rifle after a dispute over a pizza. A man threatened his wife with a machete. A woman threatened another woman with a knife.
Those are among the details alleged in unrelated weekend incidents, according to law enforcement reports. Three people were arrested, all on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Juan Alberto Villalovos, 68, of Brownwood was arrested Saturday on two charges, and remained in the Brown County Jail Monday in lieu of $100,000 bond.
Jesse Basquez, 59, of Bangs was arrested Sunday and remained jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Christa Miller, 21, was arrested early Monday morning and remained jailed in lieu of $25,000 bond.
Villalovos was arrested after Officer Troy Grusendorf was dispatched to the roadside park in the 500 block of East Commerce at 11:03 a.m. Saturday, on a report of a disturbance in progress.
Someone reported a man had a knife and was leaving the area in a Dodge Caravan, Grusendorf’s report states. Grusendorf saw the van on C.C. Woodson, got behind it and activated his patrol car’s emergency lights.
The van turned onto East Adams and stopped in the parking lot at the Depot Civic and Cultural Center. The driver, identified as Villalovos, got out and walked toward Grusendorf’s patrol car, and Grusendorf ordered him to go back to his van, Grusendorf’s report states.
The man reached inside his van and began reaching around the driver’s seat to the back floorboard area. Grusendorf drew his gun and told the man to “give me your hands.”
He sat in the driver’s seat, argued with Grusendorf and kept his right hand hidden from Grusendorf’s view. Grusendorf pulled the man from the van. He pulled away, and Grusendorf forced the man to the ground.
Officer Fred Bastardo and Sgt. Randall Krpoun arrived, and the officers placed the man in handcuffs.
Grusendorf and Krpoun looked in the van and found a loaded .22 caliber rifle in the area where the man was reaching, Grusendorf’s report states.
At the roadside park, two men, ages 62 and 40, told officers the man had pointed the rifle at them and threatened to kill them. One of the men said the incident was a continuation of a dispute over a pizza that began the previous night.
Another man told police he was leaving Skillet’s with his wife and children when he saw the assailant holding “something shiny” to the throat of the 62-year-old man, Grusendorf’s report states.
Basquez was arrested after deputy Scott Bird was dispatched to the 1200 block of High Mesa Drive at 9:40 p.m. Sunday on a report that a man was tearing up the inside of a house.
Dispatchers asked Brownwood police to respond initially because deputies were in the county and had considerable response time.
When Bird arrived, officers had the scene under control and Basquez was sitting on the porch, drinking a beer, Bird’s report states. He told Bird to go ask his wife what had happened.
A woman told Bird her husband came inside yelling and cursing, stood over her with machete raised in the air and said he could easily kill her, Bird’s report states.
The man picked up a VCR and threw it down, then began throwing other items, she told Bird. She called the police, and the man went outside and sat down, Bird’s report states.
Miller was arrested after officer Trey Weathermon was dispatched to the 500 block of Milton at 12:19 a.m. Monday on a report of a dispute in which a woman had pulled a knife on another woman.
Several people were present, and as the dispute began, one woman said “I’ll kick your (expletive),” and another woman said “come on, (expletive),” Weathermon’s report states.