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November 30, 2012

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PARKER COUNTY — Intoxicated assault

A man, whose family claims he was highly intoxicated at the time, threatened his wife and mother-in-law with a knife after he began complaining about the selection of food in the house, police said.

Weatherford police arrested Richie Ricardo Calderon, 26, on Nov. 21 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Officers responded to a residence in the 200 block of West Anderson shortly after 2 a.m. and found a woman with a baby crying and refusing to come out of a bedroom because she was scared, according to the probable cause affidavit. Calderon was also located hiding in the bathroom, according to police.

The man’s wife reportedly told officers that she arrived home after work around 1:30 a.m. and began arguing with Calderon, who was intoxicated and hungry, about the selection of food in the house.

After taking him to a restaurant to buy food, the woman told police that she and Calderon began arguing again when they arrived back home because Calderon was so intoxicated that he did not remember they had just purchased food and was upset about not having anything to eat.

He then went into the kitchen and grabbed a “steak knife” with a blade of about 8 to 9 inches long and came back into the living room yelling.

The woman said her mother, who had been sleeping with the woman’s infant daughter and came into the living room at the sound of them arguing, began retreating toward the bedroom and said she was calling police.

Calderon then went toward the woman’s mother, who barricaded the door with her body, the women told police, according to the probable statement.

The woman reportedly said she tried to get between Calderon and the door but he began banging on the door, telling the mother not to call police.

When officers arrived, Calderon put the knife away and hid in the couple’s bedroom and then the bathroom, according to the affidavit.

Calderon, who has several previous arrests on charges of public intoxication and assault family violence, remained in the Parker County Jail as of Thursday, jail records indicate.

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