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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

[TX] Police Officer Morgan facing felony charges for beating up wife and kids

A Wichita Falls police officer [Gerald Anthony Morgan] was arrested Saturday afternoon on allegations he assaulted his wife and two young children during an argument at their home... The boy later told police he could not breathe during the struggle... The girl told police she tried to pull Morgan off as well, but he also struck her causing her to fall to the ground... He is charged with two felony counts of injury to a child and assault family violence, choking, as well as a misdemeanor charge for assault family violence...


WICHITA FALLS POLICE OFFICER FACING FELONY CHARGES
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Dec 19, 2011
[Excerpts] Wichita Falls Police Officer Gerald Tony Morgan is on administrative leave and facing felony charges after an alleged incident this weekend... Morgan's wife told police she and Morgan got into an argument... Morgan pushed her causing her to fall over into a 10-year-old girl. She also said Morgan assaulted a 15-year-old boy when the boy demanded back her medication. She alleges he grabbed the boy's throat and slammed him against the wall. When she attempted to get between the two, Morgan allegedly threw her and struck her in the throat and forearm. She also said, when she was being assaulted by Morgan, Morgan struck a 10-year-old girl who attempted to pull Morgan off her... The Office of Professional Conduct and Wichita Falls detectives are investigating the case.  Morgan has been a part of WFPD since 1999.... He is currently out on $22,000 in total bonds. [Full article here]

POLICE OFFICER ARRESTED ON ASSAULT CHARGES
Times Record News
By Matt Ledesma
Posted December 19, 2011
[Excerpts] A Wichita Falls police officer was arrested Saturday afternoon on allegations he assaulted his wife and two young children during an argument at their home. Officer Gerald Anthony Morgan, 35, was charged with two felony counts of injury to a child and assault family violence, choking, as well as a misdemeanor charge for assault family violence following his arrest. Morgan received a total of $22,500 in bonds on the charges... On Dec. 17, about 3:26 p.m., officers were called to the 5100 block of Jamaica Drive on a disturbance report. Officers spoke with [M.M.] on scene who told them her husband, Gerald Morgan, had assaulted her and their 15-year-old son and 10-year old daughter. The woman said she had been at a mall with her children when she received texts from Morgan accusing her of taking his medication. She said she returned home and immediately began arguing with her husband. She said Morgan took her medication out of her purse and she felt he might destroy them. The woman told police her life would be endangered if she didn't have the medicine. She said she tried to take them back from Morgan, but he pushed her and she fell onto her daughter. She said Morgan tried to walk out of the house, but their son stood in front of the door. That's when the woman said Morgan grabbed his son's throat and pushed him against the closed door. The boy later told police he could not breathe during the struggle. The woman said she tried to pull Morgan off, but he overpowered her, threw her against a wall and struck her in the throat with his forearm. She said he continued to strike her while she tried to fight back. The girl told police she tried to pull Morgan off as well, but he also struck her causing her to fall to the ground... [Full article here]
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