Leonard Derek Wilbanks, 26, 239 Short St., Union, is charged by the Union County Sheriff’s Office with breach of peace and resisting arrest.
Deputies were dispatched to Wilbanks’ residence Saturday night in response to a domestic call. When questioned by one of the responding deputies, Wilbanks said he had gotten into a physical altercation with a woman who he said punched him in the eye. The deputy reports as Wilbanks told his story he became “very loud and boisterous” and that he advised him several times to calm down. He reports Wilbanks refused to do so and “continued to use profanities” in the front yard of his home surrounded by neighbors. The deputy states there was a “strong smell of alcohol” coming from Wilbanks and that his speech was slurred.
An attempt was then made to place Wilbanks under arrest for breach of peace and he began resisting the three deputies. To subdue him, one of the deputies sprayed Wilbanks in the face with pepper spray and he was then taken to the ground with a minimum of force.
Wilbanks was transported to the jail where he remained as of Monday morning. Upon further investigation, deputies determined the injury Wilbanks said he’d suffered at the hands of the woman was self-inflicted.
Criminal Domestic Violence
Slapping a woman and breaking out her car window is a good way to end up in jail as one man learned the hard way this weekend.
Christopher Allen Spencer, 25, 246 Frank Hill Loop, Union, is charged by the sheriff’s office with criminal domestic violence and malicious damage to property.
The victim told deputies she and Spencer had gotten into an argument at a residence on the West Springs Highway shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday and he’d smacked her in the face. She said as she tried to leave Spencer choked her and busted out her car window. The woman finally managed to leave and went to a friend’s house. She told deputies Spencer had said if the police came to his home he would have a shootout with them.
Deputies went to Spencer’s home and questioned him and he admitted he’d hit the victim in the mouth and had knocked out her car window. He further admitted he’d said he would have a shootout with officers if they came to his home but said he was having mental problems from being in the military and did not have any intention of presenting a firearm if police arrived.
Spencer was arrested and transported to the jail where he remained until being released on Sunday.
Deputies report the victim had a scratch on her upper chest and that damage to her car was estimated at $250.