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Blotter: Police arrest man on aggravated assault charge

Denton police were dispatched to a child care center in the 700 block of North Carroll Avenue on Thursday night after a 46-year-old man allegedly pulled a gun on his wife before trying to kill himself, according to reports.

The man’s wife told officers she was able to take the gun away from her husband and lock herself inside the business so he could not get to her, according to reports.

Reports state the husband was in a red Chevrolet pickup and was waiting outside the child care center, but responding officers were not able to locate him immediately.

The wife, 41, told officers her husband had moved out the night before and called that day wanting to meet for dinner with their daughter. Toward the end of the evening, the suspect wanted to speak to his wife. Police said the daughter drove home and the wife rode with her husband.

The husband took his wife to the child care center where she works and pulled out a black revolver and pointed it at her head, police reports stated. The wife said her husband also threatened to kill himself, but she took the gun away from him and fled into the child care center, where police found her, according to reports.

Police later located the husband and he was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and public intoxication, according to police.


Other reports

3900 block of New Hope Road — A landlord accused her former tenants of theft Wednesday afternoon.

According to Denton County sheriff’s officials, the woman accused her former tenants, who moved out in April, of taking a dog kennel without her consent. Records show the property was worth more than $50.

800 block of Greenwood Drive — Denton police responded to a fraud report Thursday afternoon.

According to reports, a 58-year-old man allegedly wired $14,000 to someone in Anaheim, Calif., to purchase a new vehicle and did not receive the vehicle or get the money back.

5900 block of Greenwood Drive — An all-terrain vehicle and shop fan were reported stolen from a shop recently.

According to reports, the burglary of a building was reported after 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.

No value was listed for the missing items.



From 7 a.m. Thursday to 7 a.m. Friday:

Denton County sheriff’s dispatchers handled 750 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies they serve. Fifty-four people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 341 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 32 reports online.

Denton firefighters responded to 18 medical calls, one fire in a trash receptacle, one water leak, one public service call, one vehicle accident with injuries, one extrication, one overheated motor and one gas leak and assisted three agencies.

Lewisville police made 17 arrests.

The Colony firefighters responded to seven medical calls.

— Megan Gray