Denton County sheriff’s deputies are looking for one of two brothers who allegedly used a baseball bat and a machete to attack a third man.
The victim had bruises on his head and arms and legs. He had cuts on his legs and one arm.
He said that one of the brothers worked for him. On Monday, that man decided he didn’t want to work for the victim anymore and asked for his pay. The victim told him that he would pay him Tuesday.
But the second man said that wasn’t good enough. He demanded that his brother be paid right then, according to the report. When the victim refused, the second man produced a baseball bat and began striking the victim’s vehicle with it. Then he turned the bat on the victim and struck him in the left side of the head with the bat.
The first brother then produced a machete, according to the report. He struck the victim twice in the leg with it, causing cuts. Then he tried to strike the victim in the head with the machete. The victim raised one arm to fend off the blow and his arm was cut.
The victim managed to get away from the two men, and they fled the scene.
Deputies found one of the brothers later Monday at a house in Denton. They charged him with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. They had not found the second man at the time of the report.
3500 block of Interstate 35E — An officer responded to an assault called in by a security guard at a hospital emergency room Sunday night.
The officer found a woman sitting in a wheelchair waiting to be treated. Her hands were covered with blood and her face was swollen, according to the report.
She was reluctant to talk, saying she feared her boyfriend would kill her if she did. Her friend told the officer that the two women picked up the boyfriend from a house on Mills Road, and he began yelling at the victim, saying she should tell the truth about something. He began hitting her in the head and told the friend, who tried to intervene, that he would kill her if she didn’t shut up.
He continued to attack the woman before leaving the car. The friend said she believed he cut the victim with a knife he was holding.
The officer ran a computer check and learned that the man was wanted for allegedly stabbing some people in Aubrey.
He drove around and found the suspect riding a bicycle. Without being asked, the man volunteered that he didn’t lay a hand on the girlfriend, according to the police report. He said she was injured because she and the other woman had been riding around all day getting into fights with other women who used drugs.
The officer, not giving the story much credibility, arrested the boyfriend on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:
• Denton police handled 305 service and officer-initiated calls, including two burglaries, three assaults, six vehicle burglaries, six reports of criminal mischief, two reports of fraud, three cases of harassment, nine thefts, one identity theft, one illegal dumping, one hit and run, one disturbance and one case of graffiti.
• Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 707 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Forty-four people were booked into county jail. Deputies took reports of one aggravated assault, one domestic disturbance, one assault, one burglary, one violation of a protective order and one theft.
• Denton firefighters responded to 25 medical calls, one alarm, one traffic accident, one gas leak and one aircraft standby.
Argyle firefighters responded to one electrical fire and two medical calls.
Aubrey firefighters responded to three medical calls, one grass fire and one request to unlock a vehicle.
Krum firefighters responded to three medical calls.
Lake Cities firefighters responded to one hazardous materials incident and one medical call.
Pilot Point firefighters responded to one medical call, one controlled burn and one grass fire.
Sanger firefighters responded to two medical calls, one downed power line, one grass fire and one traffic accident.
DONNA FIELDER can be reached at 940-566-6885. Her e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org