Perry man arrested Monday on drug charges, warrant for assault

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Billy Dean Devilbiss, 35, of Perry was arrested Monday by officer of the Perry Police Department on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Dallas County warrant for second-offense domestic abuse assault.

A Perry man was arrested Monday morning in Pattee Park on a Dallas County warrant and was also found allegedly to be in possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Billy Dean Devilbiss, 35, of 204 Lucinda St., Perry, was arrested by officers of the Perry Police Department on charges of first-offense possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia and on a Dallas County warrant for second-offense domestic abuse assault in connection with an incident Oct. 10 in the 1100 block of W. Ninth Street in Perry.

According to court records, the October incident involvedĀ  an argument that turned physical when Devilbiss allegedly “grabbed the victim’s arms” and “caused bruising and redness to the upper arms in the area that he had grabbed her.”

Records indicate the dispute involved a cell phone, and Devlibiss allegedly “smashed the victim’s phone on the handlebars of the bicycle” he was riding. Devilbiss “had no permission or reason to do this act, and the victim found this to be painful and insulting.”

A warrant for Devilbiss’ arrest was issued Oct. 11 by Dallas County Magistrate Jonathan Kimple. Perry Police Department Officers stopped Devlibiss on his bicycle in Pattee Park about 8:45 a.m. Monday, and he was allegedly found to have in his possession “a small baggie that field tested positive for methamphetamine, approximately .2 grams,” and “a metal tube which contained a glass pipe with residue, commonly used to smoke methamphetamine and other drugs,” according to court records.

Devilbiss is held in the Dallas County Jail awaiting an initial appearance before a Dallas County Magistrate.

Devilbiss was convicted of first-offense domestic abuse assault in November 2016 in Dallas County District Court. He is currently awaiting trial on a charge of third-degree burglary in connection with a burglary in May 2019 in rural Perry.

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

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