It was a call of shots fired and people being hit Feb. 25, but officers didn’t find that when they arrived.
Madisonville Police Officer Travis Gunter said he went to a residence on Hunt Street on the shooting call just before 10:30 p.m., but when he arrived he found two men trying to leave the area in a truck.
Due to the reports of a gun being involved, Gunter said he drew his weapon and had the passenger in the truck get out. The man was identified as Edgar Roberto Hernandez and he was detained as Gunter talked to other people at the residence.
Gunter talked to a woman who said Hernandez was her boyfriend and he’d been out drinking and when he returned home he was very belligerent to her and her friend. She said she asked Hernandez to leave and he responded by allegedly shoving her and punching holes in the wall, all in front of several children in the residence.
The friend said she got in between the girlfriend and Hernandez and he allegedly hit the friend in the face with a closed fist. The friend said she then forced Hernandez outside where she got him on the ground and held him down until he calmed down.
The friend said when she let him up, Hernandez ran to the porch, grabbed a metal chair and hit her car with it several times, causing damage to the windshield, passenger door and passenger window.
The friend said Hernandez attempted to leave with his boss, but police arrived in time to stop him. There was no mention of a gun or shooting.
Hernandez, 31, Hunt Lane, Madisonville, was charged with domestic assault, simple assault and vandalism over $1,000.
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