The Sentinel-Record

Shots fired call leads to arrest of man for DWI, assault on law enforcemen­t

- STEVEN MROSS The Sentinel-Record

A report of shots fired late Monday resulted in the arrest of a local man for driving while intoxicate­d and a felony assault charge after he allegedly spit on a Garland County sheriff ’s deputy multiple times.

Hayden Matthew Glisson, 42, of 164 Etta St., was taken into custody at his residence shortly after 11:30 p.m. and charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcemen­t officer, a felony punishable by up to six years in prison, and misdemeano­r counts of driving while intoxicate­d, first offense, and disorderly conduct.

Glisson, who was also cited for careless and prohibited driving, remained in custody Tuesday in lieu of a $4,000 bond and is set to appear on March 27 in Garland County District Court. According to court records, he lists no prior felony history, but pleaded no contest in 2007 to DWI, second offense, and was sentenced to one year in jail, all suspended.

According to the probable cause affidavit, sheriff ’s Deputy Charles DeLaHunt was dispatched to a residence in the 600 block of Cedar Creek Road regarding a 911 call about shots fired.

The female caller said a suspect had fired several rounds in the air and then left in a gold pickup truck with “Glisson” on the sides and back. DeLaHunt arrived on the East Grand service road and spotted a truck matching the descriptio­n heading inbound.

He turned around and attempted to catch up to it and saw it turn left onto Westinghou­se Drive where it continued over the King Expressway headed toward Malvern Avenue. He noted the truck “began increasing speed” as it continued to Malvern.

He caught up to the truck as it turned right onto Etta Street and activated his lights as it turned into the driveway at 164 Etta where the driver, later identified as Glisson, got out and was detained by DeLaHunt.

The deputy noted a “strong odor of intoxicant­s” coming from Glisson and that his eyes were bloodshot and watery and his speech was “raspy and slurred.” While talking to him, Glisson reportedly made a spontaneou­s statement about firing off his weapon at a residence on Cedar Creek and admitted there was a firearm in the truck.

Cpl. Matthew Cogburn arrived and noted he had spoken to the woman on Cedar Creek and she did not want to pursue charges. At that time, DeLaHunt told Glisson he was under arrest for DWI.

Glisson allegedly “became hostile” toward the deputies and “started using profanity.” While the deputies were securing Glisson’s property, he reportedly continued to be belligeren­t and began kicking the back doors of DeLaHunt’s unit.

Glisson also managed to move his handcuffs from behind his back to the front. DeLaHunt told him he would have to be cuffed in the back again and Glisson reportedly stated they “would regret getting in the back seat and un-cuffing him.”

Cogburn told DeLaHunt to transport Glisson to the jail with his handcuffs in front and that they “would deal with the issue at the jail.” While en route, Glisson allegedly began spitting through the cage in the back and onto the back of DeLaHunt’s head and uniform.

DeLaHunt noted the spit was also on his headrest and on the cage in the unit. Glisson allegedly continued to kick and hit the back seat until they got to the detention center. Due to his aggressive behavior, deputies were unable to perform field sobriety tests or a breath test.

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