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Abilene Police: Stepson arrested after attempting to attack stepfather with knife

Published On: Aug 15 2013 11:29:24 AM CDT
Updated On: Aug 15 2013 11:45:43 AM CDT
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From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 5:50 a.m. Tuesday, Officers Carye Adkins and Brian Poynor responded to a disturbance at a residence in the 2500 block of Madison Avenue. APD dispatch had been informed of the disturbance by several callers who advised of an altercation between two male family members and that one of the males had produced a knife. One of the subjects contacted APD dispatch and explained he had fled the residence and alleged his stepson had threatened him with a knife. This subject stated he would await arrival of officers and that the other male was outdoors. Officers contacted the alleged victim and also contacted involved parties at the residence. The alleged assault subject, the stepson, was located near the residence in an alley. Officer Poynor’s investigation revealed that an altercation occurred between the stepfather and his stepson and that family members had stepped in to break up the violence. The stepson retrieved a kitchen knife and exited the home to allegedly assault the stepfather. The stepfather fled while fearing for his life. The victim requested an emergency protective order. The stepson was arrested for Aggravated Assault (Family Violence).

At about 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to a fight in-progress call in a parking lot in the 300 block of North Mockingbird Lane. A concerned citizen had notified APD dispatch that several males were arguing and looked like they were going to fight. At that time a description of a white SUV was also relayed by the concerned citizen and that the people in the SUV were involved parties to the altercation. One of the involved parties ran from the scene and the other subjects began chasing him. Another concerned citizen contacted APD and reported a male being chased by persons in a white SUV. More calls came into dispatch as officers began converging to the area. One of those callers advised APD that a man had entered his store after being chased by several males. Officers Adrian Slaymaker and Jeremy Holmes attempted to contact one of the involved males seen running from the area. Both officers commanded the subject to stop running but he did not comply. These officers continued chasing the subject to the 2700 block of South 2nd Street and arrested him for misdemeanor Evading Detention. The preliminary investigation revealed that the male victim alleged he had been chased down by the driver of the white SUV whom he recognized as a known female. During the chase the victim fell, resulting in injuries consisting of abrasions to his leg and upper torso. The driver of the vehicle abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot. Initial attempts to locate the driver were unsuccessful. Several involved persons were contacted. A report for Aggravated Assault was taken. No other arrests were made and this investigation continues. 

At about 2:20 a.m. Thursday, Officer Andrew Valdez contacted a motorist in the 3400 block of Vogel Avenue for a few traffic violations. Officer Valdez contacted the male driver and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. Officer Valdez also observed that the driver displayed indicators of intoxication. Officer Valdez also smelled the odor of marijuana coming from the driver and the vehicle. The driver conducted standard field sobriety tests which he performed poorly. The driver was arrested. A search of the vehicle revealed medications for which the driver did not have a prescription. Additionally, a small quantity of marijuana was located inside the vehicle. The driver was taken to county jail but refused to provide a sufficient sample of his breath. A records check revealed the driver had a previous conviction for DWI. The driver was arrested for three misdemeanor offenses: enhanced (Class A) DWI based on a previous conviction, Possession of a Controlled Substance (Hydrocodone) and for Possession of Marijuana.