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Man Accused Of Smashing Girlfriend’s Phone, Ending Her 911 Call For Help


A 31-year-old Sulphur Springs man was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly busting a door, and snatching and breaking his girlfriend’s phone to prevent her from talking to emergency dispatchers.
Sulphur Springs police were dispatched at 4:38 a.m. Saturday to a Freeman Street address, from which emergency dispatchers had received a call in which a female could be heard screaming that her boyfriend was about to hurt her before the line went silent. While en route, dispatchers attempted but were unable to re-connect contact with the caller.
As they approached the location, officers reported seeing a man walking on Carter Street at Martin Luther King drive, the area of the residence. He was detained while other officer contacted the female who dialed 911. The woman alleged she’d been in a disturbance with her boyfriend, the man detained. She claimed he busted his way into a locked room and grabbed the phone from her while she was talking with a dispatcher on 911, seeking help. He allegedly threw the phone against a door an broke it, then fled the scene, police noted in arrest reports.
The man was arrested at 4:47 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, by police for interference with an emergency request for assistance, a Class A misdemeanor offense, and on a no driver’s license warrant, according to arrest reports. He remained in the county jail later Saturday morning. Bond on the interference charge was set at $2,000, according to jail reports.

Author: Faith Huffman

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