Officers Disarm Man With a Knife

Date: 07/21/2015       11:27 AM
Location: 900 Gardenia Drive
Offense: Aggravated Assault
P.C. 22.02       Second Degree Felony
Case Number: 1507210061
Corpus Christi Police responded to a call about a naked man dragging a female on the ground by the hair and throat in the 900 block of Gardenia Drive.

Witnesses told Officers that they saw the man force the female inside a home located at 909 Gardenia Drive. When Officers arrived they heard yelling coming from inside of the home. They were able to determine that the man, his 59 year old wife and his 23 year old grandson and 12 year old granddaughter were all inside the home.

The people inside were able to yell to Officers that the man had a knife. An Officer was able to get a family member, that was inside the home, to open a front window in order to try and talk to the suspect that was armed with the knife.

The Officer observed the suspect become agitated when his wife would stand up or step toward the front door.  he could also see the man was armed with a knife.

Corpus Christi Police SWAT and Hostage Negotiators were requested to respond to the call. Before they arrived Officers were able to force their way into the home and disarm the man.

His wife had a small stab wound to her right hand. She was treated at the scene by CCFD EMS.

The two grandchildren inside the home were not injured.

Officers arrested the 65 year old man for aggravated assault.  He is being treated at Spohn Shoreline Hospital for injuries he received prior to contact with police.