Early Police responded to a disturbance at a business in the 400 block of Early Blvd. on Saturday, October 18th. According to Early Chief of Police David Mercer, around 9:00 a.m., a caller reported that the business manager had been attacked by a customer who had thrown acid on the manager’s face. Early Volunteer Fire Department and EMS also responded to the scene.
Officers were given a description of a suspect vehicle occupied by two white males, which was later located and stopped in the 100 block of Turtle Creek Drive, the report states.
Officers interviewed the occupants who denied throwing acid on anyone; however they did admit to having a verbal confrontation with the manager of the business over a car purchase, according to Mercer’s report. Officers located a jug of muriatic acid that was half full in the back floor of the vehicle stated Mercer. According to the report, the men did admit to threatening to throw the acid but stated they did not. Officers met with the victim, observed signs of acid on the ground as well as the injuries the victim received and spoke with two witnesses at the business who observed the suspect throw the acid, Mercer reported.
The suspect 32-year-old Steven Michael Pringle of Blanket was placed under arrest for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon the report states.
Other unrelated law enforcement arrests and reports released Monday, October 20, 2014.
Friday, October 17
*6:12 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1600 block of Good Shepherd Drive regarding a domestic disturbance. According to the report, no arrests were made; however, an investigation is pending.
*10:22 AM – Brownwood Police were called to the 1500 block of Avenue H regarding the burglary of a vehicle. According to the report, $98 cash was stolen from the vehicle. No arrests were made at the time of the report; however, the investigation is pending.