A 53-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested for simple assault, a Class C misdemeanor offense, for allegedly spitting on a woman early Friday morning, according to arrest reports.
A deputy was dispatched to a disturbance on State Highway 154 south just before midnight. Upon arrival at the man’s SH 154 residence, the talked to a 49-year-old woman, the reported victim of the reported assault.
She allegedly claimed the man had gotten into an argument with the man and he spit his snuff in her face. The deputy said he did observe snuff covering her face and what appeared to saliva on the left side of it.
The deputy then reported entering the house to talk to the man, who appeared to him to be extremely intoxicated. He noted the man’s speech was extremely slurred and his body was extremely unbalanced. The man allegedly admitted to consuming approximately eight alcoholic beverages. The man also allegedly admitted to spitting in the woman’s face, resulting in the man being jailed on the charge, according to arrest reports.
The man was released from jail later April 19, with no fine or bond required, according to jail reports.