Dexter man arrested after domestic dispute with son

Travis James Meester, 50, of Dexter was arrested Wednesday on charges of child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Dexter man was arrested Wednesday night after a domestic dispute with his son.

Travis James Meester, 50, of 809 Dallas St., Dexter, was charged with child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began about 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 800 block of Dallas Street in Dexter, where Dallas County Deputy Sheriffs responded to a report of “a physical altercationĀ  between a father and son,” according to court records.

A witness reported to the deputies that during the course of the domestic dispute, MeesterĀ  “pinned” the victim “to the wall with his hands around” the victim’s “throat,” according to court records.

The deputies observed on the victim “a large contusion to the area of his right eye and a swelling contusion to his left forehead,” according to court records.

In the course of Meester’s booking into the Dallas County Jail, “a small metal pipe was found in his jeans pocket,” and the “pipe was filled with a green leafy substance consistent in appearance and odor to marijuana,” according to court records.

Meester was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,000 cash or surety bond in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

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


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