Abilene Police Report: Third party stops fight between man, woman

ABILENE, Texas - From Abilene Police spokesman George Spindler:

At about 10:25 p.m. Monday, Officer Jeremy Holmes responded to a disturbance call in the roadway in the 1400 block of Lillius Street. A concerned citizen notified APD Dispatch of a fight occurring in the street between two people. Officers arrived on scene and learned that a fight had been stopped between a male and female subject by a third party. The male subject and the third party, also a male, were on-scene and contacted by officers. Officer Holmes' investigation revealed that the male subject was very intoxicated had been in an altercation with a female subject prior to police arrival. A third party broke up the fighting but was injured by the male subject when the male subject struck him in the face. The male victim refused on-scene medical attention. A records check revealed that the male subject had an outstanding municipal warrant for his arrest. The male subject was arrested for public intoxication and for the warrant. A report for misdemeanor assault was also taken at the scene. The assault investigation continues.

At about 10 a.m. Monday, Officer Terry Monroe responded to a vehicle collision in the 3600 block of South Clack Street. A calling party had notified APD Dispatch about being side-swiped by a driver in a silver Hyundai. Officer Monroe's investigation revealed that this crash involved two vehicles traveling eastbound – one vehicle was a blue Honda Civic and the other a silver Hyundai Tucson. This collision occurred during dry road conditions. Further investigation revealed that the Honda made a lane change and struck the left side of the Hyundai. This collision resulted in the Hyundai striking the curb. Both vehicles sustained minor damage. The driver of the Honda was cited for unsafe lane change.

At about 2:45 a.m. Tuesday, Officer Cody Brown responded to a disturbance in progress at a residence in the 1500 block of Clinton Street. APD Dispatch had been contacted by a calling party that felt threatened by a male subject and believed the subject to be intoxicated. Officers were informed that the subject was outside the residence. Responding officers learned that the male subject had an active arrest warrant. Officer Brown contacted the subject and arrested him. While searching the subject, the subject began to pull away and became disorderly and violent. Several officers assisted in the physical arrest and were successfully able to search the subject. A pill bottle was located on the subject and it contained a crystal-like substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. The subject was arrested for a 1st degree felony warrant (burglary of habitation), felony possession of controlled substance (methamphetamine) and for misdemeanor resisting search.

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