- Special Sections
A Guymon man was arrested on Sunday morning, Jan. 6, 2013 after a struggle and fight with officers from the time of arrival until placed in the Texas County Detention Center. 18-year-old Daniel Hernandez is being charged with Domestic Violence, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Possession of CDS, Obstructing an Officer, Assault and Battery on an Officer, two counts of Malicious Destruction of Property, Bringing CDS into a jail facility, and two counts of Child Abuse.
According to the Incident Report obtained by the Guymon Police Department, Officer Seth Barby was dispatched to a residence for a Domestic in progress.
Upon arrival, Barby heard a male yelling in the residence, and a red and bloodshot-eyed Daniel Hernandez answered the door when Barby knocked.
After multiple attempts to get Hernandez to hang up the phone he was talking on, Hernandez proceeded to assume an aggressive stance toward Barby, and after having his Taser pointed at Hernandez, Barby had to pursue Hernandez into a bathroom where Hernandez had attempted to barricade himself.
As stated in the report, Barby struggled with Hernandez and after entering the bathroom, while trying to subdue him, Hernandez began to fight with Barby. The two continued to fight as Barby tried to gain control of Hernandez, eventually resulting with Barby having to apply a compliance strike on Hernandez's face, and Hernandez striking Barby on his face.
Barby had to deploy his Taser twice in order to finally subdue Hernandez, at which point Sergeant Francisco Lopez, Officer Dallas Owens, and Deputy Chad Mussman arrived at the residence to assist Barby, according to the report.
Hernandez continued to be uncooperative as he pulled away from Sgt. Lopez after being handcuffed and was being escorted to Barby's patrol unit. Hernandez head-butted and shattered the windshield of a car at the residence, and later head-butted the window and door once finally placed inside the patrol unit, followed by kicking the window of the patrol unit. The report states that this lead to Hernandez having to be taken back to the ground, and due to lack of leg restraints, Barby had to use the belt that Hernandez was wearing to restrain him.
Before the first attempt to place Hernandez in the patrol unit, Barby located a glass pipe in Hernandez's pocket that had a white crystal-like residue and burnt residue inside of it.
Once transported to the Texas County Detention Center, Hernandez was again uncooperative and head-butted the patrol unit door when they had him on his knees to remove the restraint, leaving a dent in the unit door.
Twice throughout the day, dispatch advised Barby that Detention Staff had located small baggies with a white crystal-like substance in them, in which both tested positive for Methamphetamine, all according to the Incident Report.
Sgt. Lopez and Officer Owens spoke to Hernandez's family who said Hernandez was attempting to pick a fight with everyone inside the residence prior to the arrival of the Police, including striking two children in the home.