Police arrested a 25-year-old man on Thanksgiving for allegedly assaulting a woman and attempting to steal her car.
Around 10 p.m. Thursday, officers arrived at the Town Pump on South Montana Street. According to the victims and witnesses, Johnathon Stephens had approached a vehicle parked at the gas pumps, attempted to pull the woman in the driver’s seat out of the car and punched her in the face after she and the two other women passengers told him to leave, police said.
After Stephens punched the woman, a witness went inside the gas station and informed a clerk. Police said the clerk got into an altercation with Stephens, but was able to keep him pinned to the ground until officers arrived.
Police said Stephens was cited for a robbery felony, as the victims believed he attempted to steal their vehicle, and was booked into the Detention Center. He was released Friday afternoon.
Assault on a peace officer
On Saturday, police arrested a 31-year-old man for assaulting an officer and a bar patron.
At 10 p.m., police spoke with the bartender at the Corner Bar on South Montana Street. The bartender told officers Charles Brunkhorst had grabbed a man and assaulted him outside of the bar. The victim was able to get inside, where he told the bartender to call police. Brunkhorst came back into the bar and assaulted the man again, the bartender told officers.
After speaking with the bartender and the victim, police informed Brunkhorst he was under arrest. Brunkhorst took off running, and elbowed an officer in the eye during the chase. Police said the officer was not injured.
Police were able to catch Brunkhorst and transport him to the Detention Center. He was cited with a felony and three misdemeanors: assault on a peace officer, possession of dangerous drugs (for marijuana police found on Brunkhorst), obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
A 51-year-old man was arrested for stealing mail out of mailboxes near the 2400 block of Yale Avenue on Saturday.
According to police, they received a call around 9 a.m. that informed them Steven Skinner was going through yards and mailboxes in the Yale Avenue area.
Officers located Skinner near the Lisac’s Tri-Stop and Good Times Casino parking lot on Harrison Avenue. Skinner did have stolen mail with him, along with a suspected marijuana pipe. He was arrested on a criminal contempt warrant out of city court, and cited for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia misdemeanors.