Perry man faces assault charge following domestic discord

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Jorge Luis Gonzalez, 27, of Perry was arrested Wednesday on charges of first-offense domestic abuse assault, third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

A Perry man was arrested Wednesday night after allegedly breaking into a house and scaring his girlfriend and their children.

Jorge Luis Gonzalez, 27, of 2623 Taft St., Perry, was charged with first-offense domestic abuse assault, third or subsequent offense possession of a controlled substance-marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident began about 11 p.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of Taft Street, where officers of the Perry Police Department responded to “a report of a male trying to break into a home,” according to court records.

The victim told the officers that Gonzalez “had moved out of the home earlier that day following an ongoing argument,” and he “returned to the home later that evening after sending numerous unwanted messages to the victim,” according to court records.

Gonzalez “began banging on the outside door” and “made entry” into the residence and “into the room where the victim and her children were hiding,” according to court records.

The victim told the officers “that she was scared of being harmed physically by the defendant” and “was also in fear of the children being harmed,” according to court records.

“One of the children was crying” when officers arrived on scene, “and the other two children were hiding behind some items in the room,” according to court records.

The victim told the officers that Gonzalez “kept trying to walk further into the room even after she told him to leave. The victim was eventually able to convince him to step out of the room. Once they were out of the room,” Gonzalez allegedly “punched two holes in the wall. There was also damage to the door where he made entry,” according to court records.

Following Gonzalez’s detainment, officers “located in plain view” in Gonzalez’s vehicle “a bag of a green substance consistent with marijuana” and “a smoking pipe,” according to court records.

Gonzalez is held in the Dallas County Jail in advance of an initial appearance in Dallas County District Court.

Gonzalez was convicted of disorderly conduct in 2015 in Dallas County District Court.

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

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