Often, police in Texas receive a call about an incident and are left to determine if an arrest is necessary. Unfortunately, those facing arrest may not fully understand their options or the consequences of providing certain information to officers. In fact, a man now facing an assault charge may have concerns about the events leading up to his arrest in addition to feeling unprepared to make potentially life-changing decisions.
The incident that initiated contact with police happened on a day in late May. According to reports, employees at the store claim that the man entered the store several times. They suspect that the man stole merchandise.
The employees claim that the last time he entered the store, he was asked to leave because they suspected that he stole candy. Though he left, workers claim that he returned with a hatchet and threatened them. He reportedly left again after he was told that police were on the way.
Police claim that they searched the area after being called to the scene and ultimately came across a man who met the description of the suspect in the incident. Officers reportedly discovered a hatchet in the man’s possession when they searched him; he was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault. Often those accused with crimes in Texas are unable to objectively examine the details of their case and may have difficulty recognizing unlawful treatment, for example. As such, defendants often seek guidance from a professional with experience with such cases who can help them take appropriate action in response to the allegations against them.