- Special Sections
A Guymon man was placed in custody on Sunday after being arrested and charged with Assault with a Dangerous Weapon, Domestic Assault in Presence of a Child, Drunk in Public, and Obstructing an Officer and Resisting Arrest.
On Sunday evening Officer Jesse Gomez was dispatched to a residence in reference to a family fight in progress and was advised by dispatch that the suspect brandished a knife and that the suspect was attempting to kill the reporting party's mother, according to the Affidavit of Probable Cause provided by the Guymon Police Department.
Upon arrival, Gomez was advised that the suspect had run off on foot, and was an Asian male wearing a black t-shirt and multi-colored skirt.
Sergeant Hampsten was assisting Gomez in the search for the suspect, and they successfully located the suspect.
Gomez unholstered his service pistol after the Asian male brandished the knife above his head and continued to shout in a language unknown to Gomez.
After multiple attempts by Gomez to get the suspect to drop the knife, he re-holstered his service pistol and drew his Taser, which was deployed after a sudden movement made by the suspect.
According to the affidavit, the suspect, still brandishing the knife, lead Gomez in a pursuit around the area a few seconds after the Taser was deployed. Sgt. Hampsten was able to assist the suspect to the ground after he and Gomez had cornered him and convinced him to drop the knife.
After arresting the suspect, Gomez was able to go back to the initial residence and questioned the victim and reporting party. The two reported that the male suspect, identified as Maung Nyunt had been acting out of character that day and that he was reportedly on drugs and was drunk.
After many angry statements and an attempt to hit his step-daughter, Nyunt reportedly grabbed the victim, his wife, and proceeded to choke her with a scarf or the handle on the purse that she wore around her neck, and pulled the knife out of his pocket.
The victim and her two children were able to flee from Nyunt and outside of the residence after seeing the knife and were able to call 911, and upon hearing sirens is when Nyunt took off on foot.
The affidavit states that the victim said that Nyunt had taken an unknown substance that day and had been drinking alcohol, and was not acting like himself that day. Gomez was advised by the two children that they were in fear of Nyunt and that his condition kept worsening and that they believe that next time he could seriously hurt or possibly kill them.