A Perry man was arrested early Wednesday on a Dallas County warrant in connection with a July 18 incident in which he allegedly broke into a Perry woman’s home, injured her and broke her phone.
Bradley Eric Booth, 36, of 2116 Fifth St., Perry, was charged with first-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief, fifth-degree criminal mischief and obstruction of emergency communications.
The incident began about 6 p.m. July 18 in the 1900 block of Second Street, where an officer of the Perry Police Department responded to a request for a welfare check.
The officer made contact with the victim, who said that Booth “came to her house” about 10 a.m. and “demanded to be let in,” and he allegedly “eventually broke the back door in and made entry,” according to court records.
When the victim told Booth “that she was going to call the police,” Booth allegedly “grabbed the iPhone 12 and broke it before the victim could make the phone call,” according to court records.
Booth then allegedly “pushed the victim, causing her to fall into the bathtub and hit the back of her head,” according to court records. He allegedly “placed her in a choke hold which restricted her ability to breath.”
The victim told the officer that “she was in fear for her life and thought he was going to kill her,” according to court records.
The officer observed on the victim “a bruise under her chin on the right side of her face and a scratch on her clavicle” as well as “a large bump on the back of her head,” and she complained of “pain in her throat” and “a headache from the assault,” according to court records.
A warrant for Booth’s arrest was ordered July 20 in Dallas County District Court and served Aug. 11. Booth was held in the Dallas County Jail on a $25,000 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Aug. 20 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.