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June 26, 2014

Man indicted for attempted evidence flushing at police station

WEATHERFORD — A Parker County grand jury last week indicted a man accused of attempting to flush ammunition down a police station toilet after his arrest for assault. 

Jerry Glen Dugan, Jr., 25, of Springtown, was indicted on charges of aggravated assault, tampering with physical evidence and two charges of assault of a public servant.

Around 10:30 p.m. March 31, Springtown police responded to a domestic disturbance call from a resident in the 700 block of North Main Street and also received a report of shots fired at that location, Springtown Police Lt. Curtis Stone told the Democrat shortly after Dugan’s arrest earlier this year.

A 48-year-old woman told responding officers that she and Dugan had been out and Dugan had been drinking, according to Stone, who said the woman said that when they got home, he kicked in her front door and retrieved a gun from the bedroom.

The woman said Dugan pointed the handgun at her, Stone said.

When she went outside, Dugan then fired the gun twice, including one shot that officers found went through the home and struck a neighbor’s vehicle, damaging it, according to police.

Police reportedly found Dugan hiding next to a clothes dryer, Stone said.

Dugan was not compliant and officers physically struggled with Dugan before placing him in the patrol vehicle, police reported.

A .380-caliber semi-automatic handgun was found in the home, as well.

Dugan was then brought to the Springtown police station, where he was placed in a holding cell, according Stone.

However, after an officer removed ammunition from Dugan’s pocket and set it aside, Dugan broke free and attempted to flush the evidence in the restroom, Stone said.

Dugan again struggled with officers, causing one officer to end up with a sprained wrist, according to Stone, who said a second officer complained of mild knee pain but did not seek treatment at a hospital.

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