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Blotter: Man assaults Denton police officers after he "dropped acid"

A man who "dropped acid" assaulted Denton police officers Sunday after leading them on a chase across traffic in the 1600 block of Teasley Lane, according to police. 

Acid is typically used as shorthand for lysergic acid diethylamide, or LSD, a synthetic hallucinogenic drug.  

Davonte LevyDenton Police Department
Davonte Levy
Denton Police Department

Davonte Levy, 21, was arrested and taken to Denton City Jail on charges of assault of a public servant and non-alcohol public intoxication.  

Denton police initially were dispatched to an apartment complex in the 1200 block of Dallas Drive based on a report of a man screaming, "need 911 help me," the police report said. When police made their way to the apartment, a man walked outside and eventually took off running through the complex, the report said. 

A man who stayed inside the apartment told officers the suspect "dropped acid and was high." Officers then pursued the suspect as he walked in the middle of traffic on Teasley Lane. Police said they had to block the street to prevent a traffic crash. 

Police said the suspect began physically assaulting officers and didn't comply with their verbal commands. He was tased several times before police were able to take him into custody, the report said. 

No arrests made in shooting at Teasley Lane shopping strip 

Denton police have not arrested the suspects accused of firing multiple rounds from an unknown weapon early Saturday morning at a shopping strip in the 1700 block of Teasley Lane. 

It's unclear whether the suspects were shooting at anything because there were no reports of injuries or damage in the area, according to police spokesman Shane Kizer. The two suspects, who were seen in a silver Dodge Charger, left behind a dozen 9 mm shell casings in the parking lot of the shopping strip. 

Kizer said police dispatchers received multiple calls from people who heard the shots about 2 a.m. Saturday. They recovered shell casings in the parking lot of the shopping strip and on Teasley Lane. 

Police initially said the shooting took place outside Vitty's Sports Bar, but there's no evidence to suggest the suspects entered the bar, Kizer said. He said the police investigation wasn't brought on by anything that happened in the bar. 

Other reports 

500 block of West University Drive — The glass door of Marky's Dry Cleaners was shattered sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning,  according to police. 

The report did not specify whether anything was taken from the business, and no arrests were made. 

900 block of Greenlee Street — Two children cut the window screens in their bedroom Sunday at Cumberland Presbyterian Children's Home and left without permission, according to a police report. 

The report did not specify the children's exact age or physical description. It's unclear whether they have been found since the report at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. 

2900 block of Lakewood Drive — A 90-year-old man agreed to pay a man $90 for roofing work on Sunday. But the worker turned around and asked for $28,000 when he finished the job, according to a police report. 

The elderly man eventually gave the suspect $100 for the work, but the suspect didn't give him any change, the report said. Police filed a fraud report, and no arrests were made. 

2700 block of West University Drive — Two men were arrested Sunday after attempting to walk out of Wal-Mart with two TVs without buying them, according to police. 

One man, 26, was charged with theft under $2,500 with two or more previous convictions, and the other, 31, was charged with theft between $100 and $750. 

They were taken to Denton City Jail. 


From 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Monday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 2,315 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 138 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 473 calls for service and made 31 arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 58 medical calls, 11 vehicle crashes, one passenger vehicle fire and one grass fire