SPD arrests two on unrelated family violence charges
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Springtown police arrested two men on unrelated family violence charges late last week and on Monday, July 30.
Monday’s arrest was for an incident that occurred late in May, Lt. Curtis Stone said.
The other arrest occurred shortly after the incident was reported on Thursday, July 26.
In that situation, Azle resident Jackie Dewayne Thomas, 46, was arrested in a shopping center parking lot on Old Springtown Road near State Highway 199 shortly after 9 p.m.
Police were called to the parking lot in 400 block of Old Springtown Road, which serves El Cerrito restaurant as well as other businesses.
Witnesses and the victim told police that Thomas and his girlfriend were arguing in the parking lot when she fled from him and sought shelter in one of the witnesses’ vehicle.
She called police while at least one witness did as well, Stone said Monday.
“There was a large group of witnesses,” Stone said.
Thomas is charged with family violence and the charge is enhanced by an accusation that he choked or otherwise impeded the airway of his victim, Stone said.
“Since 2009, that has been a felony,” he said.
The other family violence arrest also included a charge of choking, he said.
Late in May, David Kyle Carpenter, 28, was involved in an altercation with his girlfriend’s teenaged son, Stone said.
“We responded to a scene of a fight in progress, with lights and sirens on,” Stone said. “By the time we got there, (Carpenter) was long gone.”
Carpenter is accused of choking the teenager.
An assault involving choking is a third-degree felony, punishable by two to 20 years in prison; up to a $10,000 fine is also possible.
Both Thomas and Carpenter remained in custody at the Parker County Jail, with no bond amount listed as of press time.