Weatherford Democrat

Front Page

April 1, 2014

Police foil suspect’s flushing bullets try

Springtown man charged with five felony counts, other charges after Monday night incidents


SPRINGTOWN – A man who was arrested Monday night on charges of threatening his girlfriend with a gun had additional felony charges added when, Springtown police say, he attempted to break free at the police station and flush ammunition down the toilet.

Jerry Glen Dugan Jr., 25, currently faces five felony charges and three misdemeanor charges in connection with incidents Monday night, according to jail records.

Dugan remained in the Parker County Jail Tuesday afternoon with bonds set at a total of $97,500.

Springtown police responded to a domestic disturbance call around 10:30 p.m. from a resident in the 700 block of North Main Street and also received a report of shots fired at that location, according Springtown Police Lt. Curtis Stone.

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, according to police.

Though the woman told police she believed Dugan had left on foot, police checked the home and 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.

Dugan also caused damage to the holding cell, Stone said.

He was transferred to the Parker County Jail Tuesday morning.

Dugan, who has several prior arrests in Parker County, was charged Jan. 31 with assault causing bodily injury to a family member and was out on bond before the Monday night incident, records indicate.


Text Only
Front Page
  • Rates of the rise?

    As part of an ongoing discussion, the City of Weatherford Municipal Utilities Board Thursday was taken through part two of the rate-making process for the city’s proposed capital improvement plan. The result of this plan will have a direct impact on utility rates for city customers. 

    July 24, 2014

  • Hospital board moves closer to building ambulance station

    The Parker County Hospital District Board of Directors took steps Wednesday to advertise and accept bids for the construction of a Brock-area ambulance station. 

    July 24, 2014

  • 0725 one arson.JPG Suspicious house fire under investigation

    The Weatherford fire marshal says a fire that damaged a house and killed two puppies Wednesday night is being investigated as a suspicious fire and a suspect is in jail on unrelated charges.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • CPS data.jpg Case overload

    Parker County Attorney John Forrest will ask county commissioners for additional funds as county budget discussions begin this year; he hopes to hire another attorney to help with an increase in Child Protective Services cases.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • City to transfer bond funds to cover street project

    Per the recommendations of City of Weatherford staff, the Weatherford City Council Tuesday approved an ordinance amending the fiscal year 2014 budget to transfer monies from various bond funds into the general capital improvement projects fund. The reallocation of funds are from bonds designated to various street construction projects and will be consolidated into one more street construction project: the access road between Bethel Road and South Bowie Dr.

    July 23, 2014

  • Richard Adams Sr. Firefighter arrested on child sex assault charges

    A volunteer Hudson Oaks firefighter is in the Parker County Jail on charges he repeatedly sexually assaulted two young relatives over a several year period. 

    Richard Frederick Adams Sr., 62, arrested Monday, faces two charges of continuous sexual abuse of a child under 14, a first-degree felony.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0723 one trooper.jpg Living up to his name

    For a dog that has survived all odds, Trooper, a three-legged dog that is now seen at fundraisers and other Weatherford events, really does live up to his nickname, Super Trooper.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Macedo, Kelly.jpeg Couple arrested for stealing from elderly woman

    A Weatherford man and woman were arrested last week on charges that they burglarized the house of a woman in a nursing home, making off with books of checks and a rifle found by police during a traffic stop in May. 

    July 22, 2014 2 Photos

  • 0723 one solar power car.jpg Powered by the sun

    About a half dozen solar-powered cars racing cross county began arriving in Weatherford late Monday afternoon. 

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cole Pritchard.jpg Becoming tech savvy

    Monday afternoon, Weatherford Public Library was home to local teens with a “techie” appetite. As a part of the library’s Young Adult Summer Reading Club, the library hosted a Teen Tech Challenge was hosted to inspire teens with desires of becoming animators and designers. Beyond just technology as a draw, those with a creative mind or a passion for storytelling were also invited.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

Must Read
Top News
House Ads
AP Video
Power to Be Restored After Wash. Wildfire Crashed Air Algerie Plane Found in Mali Israel Mulls Ceasefire Amid Gaza Offensive In Case of Fire, Oxygen Masks for Pets Mobile App Gives Tour of Battle of Atlanta Sites Anti-violence Advocate Killed, but Not Silenced. Dempsey: Putin May Light Fire and Lose Control Arizona Prison Chief: Execution Wasn't Botched Calif. Police Investigate Peacock Shooting Death Raw: Protesters, Soldiers Clash in West Bank Police: Doctor Who Shot Gunman 'Saved Lives' 'Modern Family' Star on Gay Athletes Coming Out MN Twins Debut Beer Vending Machine DA: Pa. Doctor Fired Back at Hospital Gunman Raw: Iowa Police Dash Cam Shows Wild Chase
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide