From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:
At about 3:25 a.m. Thursday, Officer Sterling Riddle responded to an injured subject call at a residence in the 1700 block of North 5th Street. APD Dispatch received a call from a concerned citizen about a lot of screaming coming from a residence and that it sounded like items were being thrown about. Officer Riddle arrived on scene to find a male subject bleeding near the curb. A female was also contacted. Officer Riddle’s investigation revealed that the female alleged she had been cut on her arms by her boyfriend after having a disagreement with the boyfriend and that the boyfriend got angry and had been drinking. She stated a knife was used by the boyfriend in the assault. She alleged that the boyfriend had strangled her with his hands outside in the front lawn of the residence at one point and that she became unconscious. The victim had visible injuries to her neck consistent with the allegation. The investigation also revealed that the boyfriend had cut his own hand during the altercation. Both the victim and suspect were provided with medical attention by emergency medical personnel at the scene. The male subject was arrested for felony aggravated assault family violence.
At about 4 a.m. Thursday, Officer Kurt Thomas responded to a drunk driver call at a business in the 4200 block of South 1st Street. APD Dispatch had been informed by a manager at the business that a male driver of a vehicle was passed out in their drive-thru lane and that he believed the driver to be intoxicated. The manager indicated that the driver was unresponsive. Officer Thomas arrived and observed that the vehicle’s engine was running and that the man appeared unresponsive. Officer Thomas was able to awaken the driver and he smelled the strong odor of alcohol coming from the driver. The driver showed indicators of intoxication and was asked to perform standard field sobriety tests. The driver was uncooperative for portions of the tests. Additionally, the driver failed one of the tests. The driver was arrested for driving while intoxicated and provided breath samples at the jail. Breath samples taken revealed the driver’s BAC to be 0.097 and 0.100.
At about 12:45 p.m. Wednesday, Officer Jim Craft responded to a disturbance call at a motel in the 500 block of Pine Street. APD Dispatch had been informed by a concerned citizen that a female employee had been assaulted. Officer Craft arrived on scene and contacted a female victim who alleged that she had been assaulted by a male suspect who was not present during the initial moments of the preliminary investigation. Officer Craft’s investigation revealed that the alleged suspect had used his hands and knee during the assault and that the victim alleged she had been pinned down to a bed during the incident. A witness to a portion of the assault was also contacted by Officer Craft. During the investigation, the male suspect returned to the crime scene and was subsequently arrested. The male suspect was charged with assault family violence. A records check further revealed the suspect to have an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.