The Dallas County Sheriff’s office released details Thursday about an incident early Wednesday in which a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff deployed a Taser in the course of arresting a Jamaica man suspected of assault.
According to a report filed by Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Joey Marchant, Danny Wayne Fees, 24, of Jamaica was arrested while attempting to flee from an apartment at 1598 Linden St. in Granger shortly after 1 a.m.
Marchant was responding to an assault that allegedly occurred earlier in the evening at Bud’s Pub in Granger.
When he arrived at the Linden Street apartment house, Marchant “could hear people yelling upstairs,” he said in his report. The door to apartment 23 stood open, and he saw the victim of the alleged assault, “and it was obvious he had been assaulted. I could clearly see blood all over his nose and mouth.”
While tending the victim, Marchant said he “felt something or someone brush up against me, and I fell towards the door.” What he felt was the fleeing Fee, and Marchant “began to run after him.” He said Fee “fell down several times in the hallway going through a doorway.”
Before Fee could exit the building, Marchant deployed his Taser, “striking this male in the back. He then slid down a set of stairs to a landing, hitting his face on the landing.”
Marchant said he then “put handcuffs on him and walked him out to my patrol car.” He “took photographs of Fees and where the Taser darts had struck him. I then removed the darts, and EMS cleaned and tended to his injuries.”
The victim of the alleged assault was treated by Dallas County EMS but refused transport to the hospital.
“The victim refused three times to press charges,” Marchant said at the scene. He said he gathered from the victim that the fight started after “he and Fees’ girlfriend had gone up to Bud’s Pub for a drink.”
When the victim “stepped outside the bar, he was met by Fees,” with Fees allegedly “punching him in the face multiple times.” The victim told Marchant he then walked to his Linden Street residence and called 911, and “Fees showed up at the apartment sometime later.”
Fees faces charges of assault and interference with official acts, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s office. He was released on bail from the Dallas County Jail later Wednesday.
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