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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.


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