Attempted murder suspect arrested for violating pretrial release

Eric Bryon Munson, 39, of Perry was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Thursday for allegedly violating the terms of his pretrial release.

A Perry man facing burglary and attempted murder charges stemming from a January incident was arrested on a Dallas County warrant Thursday for allegedly violating the terms of his pretrial release.

Eric Bryon Munson, 39, of 21939 130th St., Perry, was arrested Jan. 5 on charges of attempted murder and first-degree burglary. His pretrial release was revoked Feb. 4 on the recommendation of a Fifth Judicial District probation parole officer.

According to court records, Munson violated the pretrial release agreement when he “admitted methamphetamine use on Jan. 31, 2020,” and “admitted to his Zion counselor he used methamphetamine on Jan. 25, 2020.”

Munson was originally arrested after allegedly breaking into a Woodward house with a sledgehammer and discharging a firearm before the occupants. There were no injuries in the incident, which began Jan. 5 about 6:45 p.m.

Munson allegedly used a sledgehammer to forcibly enter the residence at 705 S. Cherry St. in Woodward. Once inside, Munson allegedly “fired two rounds into the door entrance, hitting the door frame,” according to court records.

Two male victims escaped the residence while a female occupant hid in a bedroom.

Investigators later recovered “two spent casings approximately five feet from the bedroom door” and “two slugs in the door frame and fragments that were laying around the doorway,” according to court records.

After allegedly shooting up the Woodward house, Munson returned to his residence on 130th Street in Perry and engaged law enforcement for several hours in a stand off, during which he “was threatening to harm himself,” according to court records.

He eventually exited the residence without incident and was transported to the Dallas County Hospital for evaluation and later transported to the Dallas County Jail.

Munson is held at the Dallas County Jail on a $50,000 cash or surety bond.

An order protecting the female victim was issued Jan. 6 by Dallas County Magistrate Donna Mae Schauer. The victim’s motion to dismiss the no-contact order was denied Wednesday by Dallas County District Court Judge Thomas P. Murphy.

*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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