Abilene Police: Boyfriend allegedly repeatedly slaps woman, grabs her by throat

ABILENE, Texas - From Abilene Police Department spokesman George Spindler:

At about 4:40 p.m. Thursday, Officer Katie Snell responded to a disturbance call at a residence in the 300 block of Western Hills Drive. A female had contacted APD Dispatch alleging that she was trying to move out of her residence but was assaulted by her boyfriend during the process. The alleged victim was at her residence with friends who were trying to assist her with the move. Officer Chris Lazirko assisted with the call. The involved parties were still at the residence when officers arrived. Officer Lazirko contacted the boyfriend and the boyfriend verbally identified himself. Officer Lazirko had previously contacted the boyfriend in the past and believed he was lying about his identity. Officer Lazirko gave the boyfriend the opportunity to correctly identify himself, but he continued to provide the same name and date of birth. A records check confirmed that the boyfriend had lied about his identity. The alleged victim stated that she had been slapped several times and grabbed by the throat while being threatened by her boyfriend who did not want her to leave. The preliminary investigation revealed that the female victim had been intentionally assaulted. The boyfriend was arrested for two misdemeanor offenses: assault family violence and failure to identify.

At about 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Officer Randy Brown responded to a drug activity call in the 4000 block of Redbud Circle. A concerned citizen had notified APD Dispatch that several persons were believed to be smoking marijuana in a vehicle. Officer Brown located the vehicle on a public roadway and observed a male and a female occupant. Officer Brown contacted them and then observed that there were open containers of alcohol inside the vehicle. During a search of the vehicle he smelled the odor of marijuana inside the vehicle. A search of the female occupant revealed two small baggies containing marijuana. The search of the vehicle also revealed the presence of drug paraphernalia where the female subject had been seated. A search of the male occupant revealed a small plastic baggie that contained a substance that tested positive for the presence of cocaine. The female subject was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and for possession of drug paraphernalia. The male subject was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance (cocaine).

At about 11:50 p.m. Thursday, Officer Christopher Milliorn contacted a motorist for a moving traffic violation in the 100 block of Santos Street. Officer Milliorn contacted the female driver and smelled the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from the driver. The driver performed standard field sobriety tests which she failed. The investigation further revealed an open container of alcohol inside the vehicle. A records check revealed the driver had one previous conviction for DWI. The driver was arrested and taken to county jail where she provided breath samples. Breath samples taken revealed the driver's BAC to be 0.171 and 0.174. The driver was charged with misdemeanor DWI with previous conviction.


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