Disturbing the peace

A bevy of Gainesville police officers and Cooke County EMS respondents were called to the scene of an apparent assault of a policeman Sunday night on South Taylor Street.

Photo by Stephen Monahan
Gainesville Daily Register

Gainesville Police are investigating the assault of a police officer in the 400 block of South Taylor Street Sunday night.

Gainesville Police Public Information Officer Sgt. Belva McClinton said the incident began when police were called to the South Taylor Street home in response to a noise complaint.

“While investigating the complaint, the officer was attacked by one or more persons,” McClinton said in a press release this morning.

She said at least one suspect hit the officer in the face with his fist and that the suspect attempted to take the officer’s weapon during the attack.

Police arrested a 16-year-old male. His name and mug shot have not been released because he is a minor.

McClinton said the officer — whose name is also not being released — was treated and released from North Texas Medical Center.

Police are hoping for additional information on the assault. Officers have reportedly responded to the South Taylor Street home several times in the past.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who may have information is urged to contact the police department at (940) 668-7777, McClinton said.

Callers who wish to remain anonymous, can contact the Crime Tips Hotline at (940) 612-0000. Callers to the Crime Tips Hotline are eligible for a cash reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of a suspect(s).

In a separate incident, police arrested Misty Renee Holt, 38, of Marietta, Okla. Saturday on outstanding warrants and for possession of a controlled substance.

During the incident, police seized a plastic bag containing .4 grams of methamphetamine, syringes, and an unknown white pill. Holt was also sited for a parking infraction.

In addition, police investigated a vehicle burglary in the 600 block of Medal of Honor Boulevard.

The victim, a resident of Fritch, told police several items were taken from his parked car. Missing items included a calculator, credit cards, a handgun, a cell phone, a briefcase and music CDs.

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