Denton police took a man to jail on a charge of aggravated assault Sunday after his sister reported that he pointed a rifle at her husband and daughter.
The woman called police at about 4 p.m. Sunday. She said it all began at about 4 a.m. when her brother's girlfriend's daughter called her asking for help. The 15-year-old girl was not staying with her mother because of a Child Protective Services investigation into violence in her home, according to a police report. She was staying at a hotel with her father, and he kicked her out of his room, she said. She was afraid to go to her mother's house because of the violence, she said.
So the woman picked up the girl and brought her to the woman's home in the 1400 block of Mozingo Street. She returned the girl to her father at about 11 a.m.
Later the woman's brother called her. He was angry that she had not brought the girl to the house he shares with her mother, according to the report. The victim said she told her brother that she believed she did the best thing in light of the CPS investigation.
At about 2:45 p.m., the brother arrived at her house. He came inside and began yelling and cursing at her because he was still angry over her decision not to take the girl to her mother's house. The victim's children were frightened over his behavior, she said.
Her husband then told her brother that he either needed to stop yelling or leave. The brother threatened him, according to the report.
The two men walked to the front of the house and the brother went and got into his car.
The husband and the couple's 8-year-old daughter were standing close together when the brother climbed back out of the car wielding a rifle. The husband said he is familiar with hunting rifles and the gun was a .30-06 rifle with a scope.
The brother pointed the rifle at the husband, with the small girl beside him, and pulled back the bolt, readying the rifle for firing, the report states. The child began crying and begging her uncle not to hurt her father.
The brother then got inside his car and drove away.
Meanwhile, other officers went to the 3500 block of Redstone Street, where the brother lives. He said he was a convicted felon and could not own a weapon and denied that he had pointed one at his brother-in-law. The officers did not find any weapon except a BB gun, according to the report.
But based on the witness statements, officers arrested the brother on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
2800 block of Country Club Road - Police are investigating a report from a woman that her boyfriend threatened to "get a knife and gut you," and to cut her fingers off.
The woman said she and her boyfriend argued Saturday because he found a telephone number on her cellphone that belonged to a prior boyfriend.
He accused her of cheating, and she left for the night.
She returned at about 11:45 a.m. Sunday to find him still asleep. She told him he either needed to leave or pay his half of the rent, according to a police report. He told her to leave him alone, so she began taking his clothes to the porch and told him his game player was next.
The report states he retrieved his clothing and threatened to cut her with a knife, and then he grabbed a knife and chased her out of the house with it. She said he called her a thief and said he would cut her fingers off.
From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:
• Denton police handled 808 officer-initiated and service calls, including four domestic disturbances, one case of possession of marijuana, one counterfeit bill, seven thefts, a person with a gun, one aggravated assault, one runaway, one vehicle burglary and a case of criminal mischief.
• Denton County sheriff's dispatchers handled 1,470 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. A total of 114 people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of four thefts, three frauds, three burglaries, two reports of criminal mischief, one assault and one disturbance.
• Denton firefighters responded to 37 medical calls, four requests to assist police, one request for public service, one hazardous-materials incident, three requests to assist an invalid, four traffic accidents, three smoke investigations, one victim removal from an automobile, two alarms, two grass fires and one structure fire.
Argyle firefighters responded to four medical calls, one sexual assault, one grass fire, four illegal burns and one "other" fire.
Aubrey firefighters responded to four medical calls, two alarms, two requests to assist a citizen, one grass fire, five illegal burns, three traffic accidents and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Double Oak firefighters responded to one medical call.
Krum firefighters responded to two medical calls, one grass fire, one illegal burn, one structure fire and two traffic accidents.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to seven medical calls, one grass fire, one illegal burn, one missing person, one request for mutual aid, one attempted suicide, one road hazard, one traffic accident and one welfare concern.
Oak Point firefighters responded to one medical call, one request to unlock a vehicle, two requests to assist a citizen and one illegal burn.
Ponder firefighters responded to one medical call, one illegal burn, one structure fire, one traffic accident and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to two medical calls, two structure fires and one traffic accident.
Sanger firefighters responded to three medical calls, one request to assist a citizen and one smoke investigation.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org .
Denton County Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest in these or other crimes. Callers will remain anonymous. Call 1-800-388-TIPS (8477). Reach the Denton police narcotics tip line at 940-565-5801.