Man Dodges Arrest for Assaulting Wife ‘due to the Amount of Time That Had Elapsed,’ Denton Police Say

A suspect dodged an arrest for assaulting his wife earlier this week "due to the amount of time that had elapsed since the alleged incident," Denton police said. Authorities responded to a domestic disturbance Monday night after dispatch received a call and heard a woman scream before the line disconnected, according to the dispatch call notes. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived, just after 7:50 p.m., in the 400 block of Bryan Street, near West Oak Street and east of Carroll Boulevard. Officers determined that the 24-year-old woman's husband had slapped her multiple times and punched her, leaving her with a bloody lip and slightly puffy cheek, Denton police spokesman Shane Kizer said. They also determined that the man knocked the phone out of his wife's hand to try to keep her from completing her 911 call, Kizer said. The husband returned to the apartment about three and a half hours later. When officers contacted him, he denied assaulting his wife. "Due to the amount of time that had elapsed since the alleged incident, the suspect was not arrested," Kizer said. He was taken to the Salvation Army to stay the night there. The investigation is ongoing.  Continue reading...

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