Abilene Police: Husband arrested after allegedly choking wife, pushing her to floor
From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:
At about 9:15 p.m. Monday, Officers Robert Brannon and Chris Volirakis responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 900 block of Peach Street. APD dispatch received notification from a female stating she had been assaulted by her husband. The preliminary investigation revealed that the victim alleged her husband squeezed her neck during the physical altercation. The victim also had a visible injury to her head consistent with her allegation that she was pushed down to the floor, resulting in her head striking a door. The husband allegedly displayed a firearm during the altercation. A weapon was located and seized. The husband was arrested for felony Assault Family Violence. The victim requested an emergency protective order and this investigation continues.
At about 4:05 p.m. Monday, APD dispatch was notified of a two-vehicle crash in the 3200 block of South 14th Street. Officers Chris Herd and Robert Brannon responded to the crash. During the initial reporting, a witness reported that the male driver in the involved white Ford pickup was observed punching a female passenger inside the vehicle. The preliminary investigation revealed that a white Ford truck, driven by a male driver, and a multicolored Toyota SUV, driven by a female driver, were both in the westbound lane. The Toyota was stopped for a red traffic signal and the Ford was traveling west behind the Toyota. The driver of the Toyota observed that the driver of the Ford did not appear as if he was going to stop. The Ford collided with the rear of the Toyota and both vehicles sustained minor damage. No injuries from the crash were reported. A female passenger in the Ford was assaulted just prior to the crash and a witness who observed the altercation indicated that the driver of the Ford was not paying attention to the roadway. The driver of the Ford had one outstanding arrest warrant for Driving While License Invalid. The driver was arrested for the warrant and for misdemeanor Assault Family Violence. The driver was also cited for violations of the transportation code: following too closely and driving while license invalid.
At about 6:50 p.m. Monday, Officer Jake Weise contacted a victim of a reported theft in the 5400 block of Questa Drive. APD dispatch had been contacted by the victim who alleged he had located his son’s stolen bicycle and an involved subject. Officer Weise’s investigation revealed that the victim had contacted APD on Sunday to report the theft of the newly purchased bike. The bike was allegedly stolen from the victim’s back yard. The subject in possession of the bike was a male juvenile, age 12. The bike, valued at approximately $80, was recovered and returned to the victim. The subject was released to his parents and this investigation continues.
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