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Blotter: Woman assaults husband, scratches responding officer

A 20-year-old woman scratched a Denton police officer on Tuesday while she was being arrested on an assault charge, according to a report.

The woman, Jackson Justice, was taken to Denton City Jail on charges of assault causing bodily injury, assault of a public servant and resisting arrest.

Police first contacted the woman after they were called to a domestic disturbance near the Wal-Mart in the 1500 block of South Loop 288. Police said the woman had assaulted her husband, and she struck and scratched the officer who was taking her into custody, the report said.

Other reports

300 block of East McKinney Street — A 29-year-old man passed out after smoking an unknown substance on Tuesday near the Shell gas station at the corner of Bell Avenue and McKinney Street.

A caller told police at 11:30 p.m. that the man was "smoking something" and passed out, according to a police report. The man was taken to a local hospital, but the report did not specify his condition.

No arrests were made.

2100 block of Spencer Road — A 48-year-old man was arrested on an assault charge after police said he hit his wife several times with a metal mop handle at the Waterford at Spencer Oaks Apartments.

Jose Morales was taken to Denton City Jail on a charge of assault causing bodily injury, according to a police report. The woman reported the alleged abuse at 7:18 a.m. After arriving on the scene, police discovered the man used a mop handle, the report said.

The report did not include further information.

Intersection of Gardenview Circle and Fallmeadow Drive — A caller said a 25-year-old man was intoxicated when he walked into the 7-Eleven convenience store on Tuesday, according to a police report.

Police responded to the call and eventually arrested the man on a charge for public intoxication. The man was taken to Denton City Jail. The report did not provide further information.


From 7 a.m. Monday to 7 a.m. Tuesday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 921 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 58 people were booked into Denton County Jail. 

Denton police handled 157 calls for service and made eight arrests.

Denton firefighters responded to 19 medical calls, one vehicle accident and one gas leak.