A 32-year-old Horseshoe Bay man is in the Burnet County Jail on 10 charges, after law enforcement said he stabbed his girlfriend, assaulted a police officer, and attempted to run over a man while stealing his pickup truck.
Marble Falls Police Detective Sgt. Aaron Garcia said officers responded to a motel in the 1400 block of Ollie Lane in Marble Falls at about 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 5, after a woman reported that her boyfriend had attacked her. When officers arrived, the man — identified as Daymon Isaac Pritchard — had already fled in a stolen truck, according to Garcia.
Garcia said the woman told officers that Pritchard had choked her and then attacked her with a knife. The woman was able to get the knife away from the suspect at some point, but not before she said he cut her with it.
Police said Pritchard fled the motel and took off in a truck in he found in the parking lot. When the truck’s owner tried to stop Pritchard, the suspect drove toward the man, who got out of the way before being hit, according to Garcia.
Officers found the truck and Pritchard within minutes. When one of the officers attempted to take Pritchard into custody, the man kicked the officer in the knee and shin, Garcia said.
He also yelled at and verbally threatened the responding officers, Garcia added.
The Marble Falls Police Department filed seven charges, including six felonies, against Pritchard: two counts of aggravated assault, one count of assault on family/household member, theft of property, assault on a peace officer, and obstruction/retaliation. Officers also charged him with misdemeanor trespassing.
Burnet County sheriff’s deputies charged him with theft of property and misdemeanor trespassing. The Texas Department of Public Safety capped it off with a charge of resisting arrest.
Garcia said that, as of Wednesday, Jan. 6, Pritchard is being held in the Burnet County Jail.