A Perry man was arrested shortly after midnight Sunday for allegedly threatening others in his drunken passion.
Hadush Shato Dubu, 31, of 1624 Estella St., #2, Perry, was arrested on charges of assault-use or display of a weapon, interference with official acts and first-offense public intoxication.
The incident began about 12:15 a.m. Sunday, when officers of the Perry Police Department responded to a 911 call from the apartment house at Seventh and Estella streets.
According to court records, the arriving officers found Dubu outside the apartments, “yelling” and holding “a children’s bike in his hands, and it appeared that he was trying to throw it at another male.”
The officers made contact with Dubu, who allegedly “had watery, bloodshot eyes, slurred, accented speech” and “an odor of ingested alcohol coming from his person.” Dubu allegedly admitted “he had been drinking in his home,” where officers found empty liquor bottles, according to court records.
When the officers directed Dubu, who was “unsteady and had a difficult time keeping balance,” to remain in his apartment, he “made an attempt to leave” and allegedly “began to push back at the officers and grabbed a hold of the officer.”
According to court records, one of the victims of the alleged assault claimed Dubu “had chased them around the apartment building with a knife,” and a “knife was located blade end in the ground on the southeast corner of the building.”
Dubu is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $2,600 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to appear Sunday morning in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.