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Abilene Police: Ex-wife allegedly punched, man arrested

Published On: May 21 2013 10:43:03 AM CDT
Updated On: May 21 2013 03:49:33 PM CDT
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 9:15 p.m. Monday, Officers Scott Kuczkowski and Matt Allen responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 2100 block of Russell Avenue. APD dispatch was contacted by a concerned citizen who stated there was a male subject outside the residence with a gun and that the disturbance was domestic. A male subject fled the scene before police arrival and officers were unable to locate the subject during the preliminary investigation. Officer Allen contacted a female victim who stated her ex-husband came to the residence to cause trouble and allegedly punched her in the face during the altercation. The victim also alleged that this subject attempted to forcibly enter the residence while holding what appeared to be a firearm. The victim refused medical transport and appeared to be in good condition with a possible contusion to her face. A report for Attempted Burglary of a Habitation (with Family Violence) was taken and this investigation continues.

At about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Officers Katie Snell and Mary Guitar responded to a crash in the 1800 block of South 14th Street. A concerned citizen had notified APD about a crash that the citizen overheard and then reported seeing an involved vehicle at an empty lot. The concerned citizen further reported seeing an occupant of the involved vehicle walking down an alley, but could not describe the occupant. Officers arrived and discovered a 1998 Dodge pickup with front-end damage. The preliminary investigation revealed that the Dodge had struck a light pole causing little to no damage to the pole. During this investigation, Officer Guitar contacted a male subject in an open grass lot whom she determined was extremely intoxicated. Officer Guitar observed that the subject displayed indicators of intoxication and had the strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath. A records check confirmed that the subject had three previous convictions for public intoxication. Based on those previous convictions, the subject was arrested for the enhanced offense of misdemeanor Public Intoxication (Class B). The driver of the Dodge could not be immediately determined. The Dodge pickup was seized as evidence in a hit and run crash that will be further investigated by officers with the Traffic Division.

At about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Kevin Easley contacted a motorist in the 100 block of Tamarisk Circle after observing the vehicle hit a curb; resulting in two tires being blown-out. Officer Josh New assisted with the traffic stop and contacted the male driver. During the preliminary investigation Officer New smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests which he performed poorly. The driver was arrested and transported to county jail where he provides specimens of his breath. Breath samples taken showed the driver’s BAC to be 0.182 and 0.183. The driver was arrested for the enhanced misdemeanor offense of DWI (Class A) based on a BAC above 0.15.