Amarillo Deputies Fire Through Glass During Domestic Intervention
On August 3, 2023, at approximately 7:30 AM, the Potter County Sheriff's Office responded to a 911 call reporting a verbal altercation at 26101 Delight Drive. The caller, whose identity was not disclosed, revealed that she had been engaged in a heated argument with her boyfriend, Charles Richard Hernandez, born on January 9, 1969.
Initially deemed as a verbal dispute, the situation escalated as the call progressed, and it turned physical. The caller managed to leave the premises before law enforcement arrived, leaving Hernandez alone inside the residence. As deputies arrived at the scene, they spotted Hernandez within the house, but their attempts to communicate with him proved futile. It was later discovered that Hernandez was hard of hearing, complicating the situation further.
Law enforcement tried to establish contact via phone, yet all attempts remained unsuccessful. Left with no other choice, deputies decided to approach the residence directly. Employing a less-than-lethal round, they broke the bedroom window where Hernandez was believed to be located. This action produced the desired response, as Hernandez exited the residence without suffering any injuries.
Upon complying with deputies' orders, Hernandez was taken into custody without incident. Subsequently, he was booked into the Potter County Detention Center, facing charges for the Second Degree Felony offense of ASSLT INT/RECKL BREATH/CIRCULATION FAMILY MEMBER W/PREVIOUS CONVICTION.
The Potter County Sheriff's Office's swift response and careful consideration of less-than-lethal force ultimately resolved the situation with minimal harm.
In conclusion, the police report detailing the altercation between the caller and Charles Richard Hernandez can serve as a showcase for the multifaceted challenges faced by law enforcement in handling domestic disputes. Thankfully no harm came out of this situation, thanks to its handling
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