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Abilene Police: Man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting woman

Published On: Apr 22 2013 12:04:27 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2013 02:57:37 PM CDT
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 4:25 a.m. Monday, officers responded to a disturbance with a 911-hangup at a residence in the 4300 block of Capitol Avenue. APD dispatch had received a call from which the call-taker could distinguish a struggle was occurring. The line was disconnected but officers arrived and contacted two adults, a male and a female. A records check confirmed that the male subject had two outstanding arrest warrants. Officer Adam Richardson conducted the preliminary investigation which revealed that the male subject went to the residence in an intoxicated state and sexually assaulted the female victim. The victim fought with the subject during the altercation. The investigation also revealed that the male subject forcibly removed a phone from the victim to prevent her from making a 911 call. The male subject was arrested for felony Sexual Assault (Family Violence), for misdemeanor Interference with Emergency Telephone Call and for his warrants. An emergency protective order was requested. This investigation continues.

At about 9:55 p.m. Friday, Officers Alfred Dixon and Brandon Scott responded to an injured subject call at the intersection of South 1st and Willis Streets. APD dispatch had been contacted by a concerned citizen whom reported seeing a male subject possibly asleep in the vehicle that was located in the middle of the road. Officer Scott contacted the male driver of the vehicle and observed that the subject was in the driver’s seat, the engine was running and the vehicle was in gear. Officer Scott smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver and also observed that the driver displayed indicators of intoxication. The driver refused to perform standard field sobriety tests. A records check confirmed that the driver had two previous convictions for DWI. The driver was intoxicated and arrested for the enhanced offense of felony DWI based on his previous convictions. A blood sample from the driver was taken. This investigation continues.

At about 4:10 p.m. Sunday, Officers John Lopez and Katie Snell responded to a theft call at a business in the 2900 block of South 14th Street. APD dispatch had been notified by an employee concerning a female suspect that allegedly stole some merchandise and left the store. A possible male associate was also described and the employee also provided some suspect vehicle information. Officers arrived and contacted the involved parties at the scene, including the suspect’s associate. Officer Lopez contacted the female suspect and determined the she was intoxicated. Officer Snell contacted the male subject and determined him to be intoxicated. Both subjects were arrested for Public Intoxication. During a search of the involved vehicle, a backpack belonging to the female suspect was located and searched. The search revealed a syringe with a substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. A spoon containing an off-white substance was also located in the backpack and it too tested positive for methamphetamine. Stolen merchandise was recovered during the investigation. The female suspect was arrested for felony Possession of a Controlled Substance (methamphetamine) and for misdemeanor Public Intoxication. Additionally, the female suspect was cited for misdemeanor Theft. The male subject was arrested for misdemeanor Public Intoxication.