By Will Johnson
CROCKETT – A domestic dispute in the early morning hours of Thursday, Oct. 12 led to the arrest of a Crockett man on four misdemeanors and two felonies.
Christopher Dwayne Green, 53, was booked into custody on: two counts of interference with an emergency request for assistance; one count of assault of family member; one count of possession of marijuana; one count of injury to a child, an elderly person or disabled person by criminal negligence; one count of injury to a child, an elderly person or disabled person with intentional bodily injury.
According to a probable cause affidavit filed in the matter, Crockett Police Department officers responded a residence located at 407 ½ South Park St., in reference to a disturbance.
In the probable cause document, Lt. Lonnie Lum stated as he was approaching the residence, “I observed a dark-colored SUV leaving the residence in an extreme hurry. I asked additional responding officers – Andrew Allen and John Ortiz – to make contact with the vehicle while I checked by the residence.”
As he pulled into the driveway of the residence, Lum reported a female was yelling at him to “… stop the vehicle that had just left, claiming that he (the driver) had just assaulted her and her kids.”
The affidavit indicated Lum departed the scene to assist Officers Allen and Ortiz. When he saw the officers had pulled over the dark-colored SUV, he instructed them hold the driver until he could find out more information about the incident on S. Park Street.
When Lum returned to the residence, he spoke with the female he had seen earlier. She identified the driver of the SUV as her fiancée, Christopher Dwayne Green.
The victim informed Lum she and Green had been arguing since the previous day, but added when Green saw her walking on Sallas Street earlier that night, he offered her to let her drive his vehicle home and he would catch a ride with a friend, according to the affidavit.
“She said that when she pulled into her driveway, Chris pulled in behind her and started yelling at her. Chris then started pushing and shoving her, demanding the keys to his car back. She said that she got her phone and began calling 911 and told him she was calling the police. The dispatcher answered the phone and then he grabbed the phone from her and they started fighting for it. He then got the phone from her, threw her to the ground and then threw the phone, which broke,” the affidavit stated.
As the couple continued to argue and fight, the victim’s daughter came outside to see what the argument was about.
The victim yelled at her daughter to go call the police and when she attempted to do so, Green caught her inside the house before she could get to her phone.
“They both said Chris pushed her down onto the bed to prevent her from getting her phone. (The victim) then tried to stop him from hurting (her daughter) and they once again started to push and shove one another. At this time, (the victim’s) 12-year-old son came out of his room and tried to intervene saying not to hurt his mom or sister. Chris picked him up and slammed him onto the floor to keep him from interfering,” the affidavit reported.
The legal document stated Lum radioed the two officers who were with Green and told them to arrest him. Prior to his arrest, Green admitted to having marijuana in his front pocket.
Green was transported to the Houston County Jail where he was booked into custody on seven charges. They were: two counts of interference with an emergency request for assistance (Class A Misdemeanor); one count of assault of family member (Class A misdemeanor); one count of possession of marijuana (Class B misdemeanor); one count of injury to a child, an elderly person or disabled person by criminal negligence (state jail felony); one count of injury to a child, an elderly person or disabled person with intentional bodily injury (third degree felony.)
Green is held at the Houston County Jail on bonds totaling $31.500.
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