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Blotter: Officers arrest man on charge of public intoxication

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Staff report

A 33-year-old man added to his record of arrests for public intoxication Sunday.

A Denton police officer responded to a call about a suspicious person at a local gas station in the 1700 block of South Loop 288. The officer made contact with the suspect based on the clothing description given by the caller.

During the officer’s contact with the suspect, she made observations that led her to believe he was intoxicated, according to a police report.

The man refused to cooperate with the officer’s intoxication investigation; therefore, he was placed under arrest for public intoxication.

The report said the suspect was being passive resistant and was very disrespectful to officers during the transport to the jail and at the jail, the report stated. Once the officer was at the jail, she found legal paperwork on the suspect indicating that he had been arrested for public intoxication many times before.

The officer learned from dispatch that the suspect had three convictions for public intoxication, according to the report.

The officer changed the suspect’s charge to public intoxication with three priors since he had obviously had prior intoxication charges and had been charged and convicted of that same charge several times before.

Other reports

1200 block of Cleveland Street — Denton police officers responded to an assault call when a man and woman, who were in a relationship, got into an altercation that turned physical.

1100 block of Thomas Street — A man reportedly pointed a hunting rifle at a woman and threatened to shoot her, according to a police report.

The suspect was on felony parole and was arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, the report stated.


Denton police handled 803 service and officer-initiated calls and posted 47 reports online.

Dispatch call information was not available Monday because county offices were closed in observance of President’s Day.

— Bj Lewis