A Perry man was arrested on Dallas County warrants Monday after failing to appear Thursday in order to plead guilty in connection with an incident last August in Perry, when he allegedly threw a beer bottle at the window of a vehicle, smashing the window and injuring someone in or near the vehicle.
Patrick Dwayne Moore, 32, of 1415 Otley Ave., Perry, was arrested for failure to appear on original charges of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness and fourth-degree criminal mischief.
According to court records, officers of the Perry Police Department responded Aug. 19, 2019, about 12:15 a.m. to the 1800 block of Fifth Street after someone “reportedly threw a bottle through the victim’s driver-side window, causing it to break and cut the victim’s cheek.”
Police made contact with Moore, whom the victim identified as the bottle thrower, and Moore “admitted to breaking the window of the victim with his fist” but “said he did not intend to cause injury to the victim.”
Moore reportedly sustained superficial cuts to his hands, arms and stomach from the broken glass, and the investigating officer found broken glass and blood droplets at the scene.
Arrest warrants were issued Thursday by Dallas County District Court Associate Judge Virginia Cobb.
Moore is held in the Dallas County Jail on a $1,300 cash or surety bond. He is scheduled to appear Jan. 28 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.