A Perry man took the a few last blasts from his meth pipe Monday before surrendering to Perry Police Officers who served him an arrest warrant.
Jose Alfredo Sanchez, 32, of 2609 Otley Ave., Perry, was arrested on a Dallas County warrant for probation violation and was charged with first-offense possession of a controlled substance-methamphetamine, assault on persons in certain occupations, interference with official acts and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The incident began Monday about 4:15 p.m. in the 2600 block of Otley Avenue, where officers of the Perry Police Department attempted to serve a warrant to Sanchez.
Sanchez was locked in an upstairs bedroom and refused to open the door for the officers. He told the officers that “he was going to jail high,” and the officers could allegedly hear and smell methamphetamine being smoked, according to court records.
When Sanchez eventually opened the bedroom door, he “threw the pipe” that he used to smoke methamphetamine, “nearly striking” one of the officers, according to court records.
Once detained by the officers, Sanchez allegedly became restive and was “pulling his arms away” and trying “to free himself” by “pulling away,” according to court records.
Sanchez is held in the Dallas County Jail on an unspecified bond amount. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing June 19 in Dallas County District Court.
Sanchez was convicted of assault with intent to inflict serious injury in 2012 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of assault causing bodily injury in 2015 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of interference with official acts in 2019 in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of assault causing bodily injury or mental illness in 2020 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.