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Duo throwing bottles charged with assault

Man suffers minor injuries defending sister at local bar
Alerted to a fight in progress at All Star Bowl Sunday morning, Ennis police took two men into custody after discovering they attacked a man with beer bottles, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson.
Hopson said at 1:19 a.m. Officer Justyn Wilder was dispatched to the scene where he was told a fight was taking place and en route was advised a subject was armed with a knife. A vehicle description was given, which Wilder found attempting to leave the parking lot of the bowling alley when he arrived.
Wilder stopped the vehicle in question – a Pontiac – and met with the subjects inside. Officers Sherman Swafford and Brad Sherrard assisted at the scene and spoke with a male subject driving a Ford F150 truck who had been involved in the incident.
The F150 driver and another subject told police the suspects in the Pontiac had made lewd comments to a female inside the bowling alley’s bar, who was one of the driver’s sister. The driver told the men to stay away from her because she was married.
According to Hopson, the driver attempted to leave the scene but the suspects continued to antagonize the man and followed him outside. The driver told police things escalated when the suspects started throwing beer bottles at him, hitting him in the eye at one point.
Police spoke with witnesses and bowling alley employees, who confirmed that the suspects were seen talking with the female inside the bar and then throwing bottles.
The suspects were taken into custody and transported to Ennis police department without further incident.
Kenny Garcia, 21, of Ennis was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Lance Parrott, 19, of Ferris was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Once in custody it was discovered Parrott had an outstanding warrant out of Irving police department.

Couple’s split
gets physical
While getting some belongings to move out, a man became aggressive toward his ex-girlfriend grabbing her by the throat, leading to his arrest.
According to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson, at 2:50 a.m. Officer Justyn Wilder was dispatched to the 1000 block of E. Burnett Street in reference to an assault. Wilder was advised the suspect was leaving the location and a vehicle description was provided. Wilder located the suspect in the area and stopped the man’s vehicle.
The suspect told Wilder he and his ex-girlfriend had gotten into an argument while he was moving out, according to Hopson. The suspect said he was at the residence to get some of his property.
The complainant at the residence told police the suspect did return to get some of his stuff but while he was there he grabbed her by the neck when she tried to leave. While she was in his grasp she hit her elbow on a wooden post.
Wilder confirmed the female had marks on her neck and arm.
Katari Wafford, 29, of Ennis was arrested and charged with assault with bodily injury family violence.

Intoxicated
suspects found asleep in vehicles
Police arrested two men in separate incidents regarding public intoxication behind the wheel of their cars, according to Det. Sgt. Mike Hopson.
The first arrest was made Sunday at 12:12 a.m. when Officer Brad Sherrard located a vehicle at the corner of N. Sherman and W. Baylor streets stopped in the middle of the roadway. Sherrard attempted to make contact with the driver, who was passed out inside the vehicle. Sherrard noticed the vehicle was still in drive and he opened the door and put it in park.
After waking the suspect, Sherrard noticed he had glassy eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from the man.
Upon the man’s arrest, Sherrard found a pipe used to smoke crack cocaine in the suspect’s possession.
Fernando Amador, 31, of Ennis was charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The second arrest came at 10:29 p.m. when Sherrard located another vehicle parked in the 10400 block of W. Ennis Avenue with its lights on. When Sherrard approached the vehicle he noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from inside the vehicle and the suspect passed out at the wheel. Sherrard also observed alcoholic beverages opened inside the car.
Sherrard woke the suspect up and observed the man had glassy eyes and smelled of alcohol. After waking the suspect and asking him to exit the vehicle, Sherrard said he had to forcibly remove the suspect due to the man not following police orders.
Upon speaking with the man, Sherrard found a small baggie in the suspect’s coat pocket with a white powdery substance, later identified as cocaine using a field test.
The suspect was taken into custody and while handcuffed in the backseat of the car he kicked the window off its track.
Once at the police department police found a blue baggie in the suspect’s pants pocket containing a green leafy substance.
Barney Castillo, 45, of Waxahachie was charged with public intoxication, criminal mischief, possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana.

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