Domestic Violence Calls Keep Guymon Police Busy
KSCB News - January 8, 2013 12:11 pm
A Guymon man was placed in custody on Sunday after being arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Domestic Assault in Presence of a Child, Drunk in Public, and Obstructing an Officer and Resisting Arrest.
On Sunday evening Officer Jesse Gomez was dispatched to a residence in reference to a family fight in progress and was advised by dispatch that the suspect brandished a knife and that the suspect was attempting to kill the reporting party’s mother, according to the Affidavit of Probable Cause provided by the Guymon Police Department.
Upon arrival, Gomez was advised that the suspect had run off on foot, and was an Asian male wearing a black t-shirt and multi-colored skirt.
Sergeant Hampsten was assisting Gomez in the search for the suspect, and they successfully located the suspect.
Gomez unholstered his service pistol after the Asian male brandished the knife above his head and continued to shout in a language unknown to Gomez.
After multiple attempts by Gomez to get the suspect to drop the knife, he re-holstered his service pistol and drew his Taser, which was deployed after a sudden movement made by the suspect.
According to the affidavit, the suspect, still brandishing the knife, lead Gomez in a pursuit around the area a few seconds after the Taser was deployed. Sgt. Hampsten was able to assist the suspect to the ground after he and Gomez had cornered him and convinced him to drop the knife.
After arresting the suspect, Gomez was able to go back to the initial residence and questioned the victim and reporting party. The two reported that the male suspect, identified as Maung Nyunt had been acting out of character that day and that he was reportedly on drugs and was drunk.
After many angry statements and an attempt to hit his step-daughter, Nyunt reportedly grabbed the victim, his wife, and proceeded to choke her with a scarf or the handle on the purse that she wore around her neck, and pulled the knife out of his pocket.
The victim and her two children were able to flee from Nyunt and outside of the residence after seeing the knife and were able to call 911, and upon hearing sirens is when Nyunt took off on foot.
The affidavit states that the victim said that Nyunt had taken an unknown substance that day and had been drinking alcohol, and was not acting like himself that day. Gomez was advised by the two children that they were in fear of Nyunt and that his condition kept worsening and that they believe that next time he could seriously hurt or possibly kill them.
In a separate incident, A Guymon man was arrested on Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013 after a struggle and fight with officers from the time of arrival until placed in the Texas County Detention Center. 18-year-old Daniel Hernandez is being charged with Domestic Violence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of CDS, Obstructing an Officer, Assault and Battery on an Officer, two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property, Bringing CDS into a jail facility, and two counts of Child Abuse.
According to the Incident Report obtained by the Guymon Police Department, Officer Seth Barby was dispatched to a residence for a Domestic in progress.
Upon arrival, Barby heard a male yelling in the residence, and a red and bloodshot-eyed Daniel Hernandez answered the door when Barby knocked.
After multiple attempts to get Hernandez to hang up the phone he was talking on, Hernandez proceeded to assume an aggressive stance toward Barby, and after having his Taser pointed at Hernandez, Barby had to pursue Hernandez into a bathroom where Hernandez had attempted to barricade himself.
As stated in the report, Barby struggled with Hernandez and after entering the bathroom, while trying to subdue him, Hernandez began to fight with Barby. The two continued to fight as Barby tried to gain control of Hernandez, eventually resulting with Barby having to apply a compliance strike on Hernandez’s face, and Hernandez striking Barby on his face.
Barby had to deploy his Taser twice in order to finally subdue Hernandez, at which point Sergeant Francisco Lopez, Officer Dallas Owens, and Deputy Chad Mussman arrived at the residence to assist Barby, according to the report.
Hernandez continued to be uncooperative as he pulled away from Sgt. Lopez after being handcuffed and was being escorted to Barby’s patrol unit. Hernandez head-butted and shattered the windshield of a car at the residence, and later head-butted the window and door once finally placed inside the patrol unit, followed by kicking the window of the patrol unit. The report states that this lead to Hernandez having to be taken back to the ground, and due to lack of leg restraints, Barby had to use the belt that Hernandez was wearing to restrain him.
Before the first attempt to place Hernandez in the patrol unit, Barby located a glass pipe in Hernandez’s pocket that had a white crystal-like residue and burnt residue inside of it.
Once transported to the Texas County Detention Center, Hernandez was again uncooperative and head-butted the patrol unit door when they had him on his knees to remove the restraint, leaving a dent in the unit door.
Twice throughout the day, dispatch advised Barby that Detention Staff had located small baggies with a white crystal-like substance in them, in which both tested positive for Methamphetamine, all according to the Incident Report.
Sgt. Lopez and Officer Owens spoke to Hernandez’s family who said Hernandez was attempting to pick a fight with everyone inside the residence prior to the arrival of the Police, including striking two children in the home.