KILLEEN (April 23, 2014) A knife-wielding suspect was arrested Sunday after police tried to take him into custody at the scene of a domestic disturbance and officers were threatened with the weapon.
John Fabian Rodriguez, 28, was ordered held on bonds totaling $105,000, charged with aggravated assault on a public servant and assault causing bodily injury family member, Bell County online jail records showed.
Rodriguez was arrested after a confrontation Sunday with Killeen police who were sent to his address after a report of a violent domestic disturbance.
According to an arrest affidavit officers found a man standing in a driveway yelling at a woman.
When officers started trying to talk to the man he went into his garage and tried to close the door, but police were able to get inside first.
Then the man went into the house and when officers went in behind him, he grabbed a large knife and threatened them.
The police officers drew their pistols as the man stepped toward them and taunted them saying: “What are you going to do, shoot me?”
Police said the man threw the knife to the floor where it broke.
After the man tried a second time to close the door, officers were able to convince him to come outside, where he was arrested, the affidavit said.
No one was injured in the confrontation.