A charge of disorderly conduct has been added to the charge of public intoxication against a Coloradan living in Perry who caused a stir downtown Thursday night.
Jeremiah Mathew Messner, 29, of 1319 W. Second St., Perry, was charged with public intoxication and disorderly conduct-loud and raucous noise.
The incident began about 8:15 p.m., when a 911 caller reported a man waving a gun in the theater. A second caller said the gun was possibly a toy and the man was shirtless and in front of a store in the 1300 block of Second Street.
Officers of the Perry Police Department responded and found Messner “yelling profanity and yelling at people in the area,” according to court records.
No firearm was recovered.
The officers observed Messner “stumbling and slurring his words,” according to court records, with “a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his person.” A preliminary breath test indicated Messner had been drinking.
Messner was later cited and released from the Perry Police Department. He is scheduled to appear Nov. 24 in Dallas County District Court.
Messner was arrested Sept. 22 on charges of public intoxication and interference with official acts. The case is pending in Dallas County District Court. He was charged with first-offense consumption of alcohol in a public place in February 2020, but the charge was dismissed in August in Dallas County District Court. He was convicted of disorderly conduct in 2017 in Dallas County District Court.
*A criminal charge is merely an accusation, and the defendant is innocent until and unless proven guilty.