Abilene Police: Man arrested after throwing 'hot pot pie,' grabbing woman by neck

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

At about 10 p.m. Thursday, APD Dispatch was notified by a concerned party about a disturbance at a residence in the 1500 block of Victoria Street. Officer Paul Martinez responded to the call and met a female and male at the residence. The male subject was verbally hostile towards the officers. Officer Martinez assessed that the male subject was very intoxicated. Officer Martinez' investigation revealed that the male subject had gotten into an argument with the female. When she came home with food from a restaurant, the male subject allegedly threw a hot pot pie at her that caused her pain. The male then allegedly grabbed the female by the neck and went on to assault her with his hand. Further assaultive behavior was reported by the victim. The male subject was uncooperative with officers and advised them that the victim better not be home when he got out of jail. The male subject was arrested for misdemeanor assault family violence.

At about 9:15 a.m. Thursday, several officers responded to a burglary that had just occurred at a residence in the 2200 block of Post Oak Road. APD Dispatch had been notified by the resident of the home that she observed a male subject run out of her residence when she pulled up to the house. She reported the subject had items in his hands, provided a description of the subject and the getaway vehicle and also provided the vehicle's last direction of travel. The victim reported that she confirmed that items from her home were taken. Officers converged to the area and spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of South 14th and Ross. Officer Tim Pipes stopped the vehicle and placed the subject in custody. Detectives with the Criminal Investigation Division were summoned to assist in the investigation. The investigation revealed that the male subject was in the process of burglarizing the victim's home when it was interrupted by the resident. Stolen property was recovered from inside the getaway vehicle and positively identified by the victim. The victim was also able to positively identify the suspect as the man she saw exiting her home with stolen property. A search of the man's vehicle also revealed two different medications for which he did not have a prescription. The male subject was arrested for felony burglary of a habitation and for misdemeanor possession of a dangerous drug (2 counts). This investigation continues.

At about 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Officer Jessica Watkins contacted a motorist in the 1100 block of North Mockingbird for a traffic violation. A K-9 officer assisted on the traffic stop. Officer Watkins contacted a male driver and during the investigation the K-9 alerted on the vehicle for the presence of narcotics. A search of the vehicle revealed a small quantity of marijuana and rolling papers. The driver was arrested for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

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