Two men face multiple charges following their arrest by the Houston Police Department, authorities said.

The Houston Police Department issued four citations apiece to two local men after incidents in early December.

The first incident took place Dec. 2, when Micky D. Brooks, 28, of 15310 Piney Drive at Bucyrus, was issued four citations following an incident at about 9:15 p.m. in the parking lot at the Walmart Supercenter in Houston.

An officer was dispatched just after 9 p.m. to the Murphy gas station to check the well-being of a child after a female employee reported that a man was there walking around the store with the child and talking to himself. The man then reportedly got into a black Jeep Cherokee and drove around the parking lot without the vehicle’s headlights on.

The officer reported that when he arrived at the scene, he located the vehicle in a parking space and made contact with the driver, Brooks. After an investigation, the officer took Brooks to the Texas County Jail and noticed he was stumbling while trying to walk.

The officer ultimately determined that Brooks had taken drugs. 

Brooks was cited for driving while intoxicated (drugs), possession of a controlled substance, endangering the welfare of a child and driving while revoked.

The second incident occurred Dec. 9, and this time, Michael W. Grange, 30, of 1032 Thomasville Road in Houston, ended up being issued four citations.

At about 9:15 p.m., officers responded to a report that a white Jeep Cherokee had been traveling erratically, struck a handrail at the American Family Insurance parking lot on Grand Avenue, and then left the scene. About 40 minutes later, officers were dispatched to Thomasville Road regarding a report of a white Jeep Cherokee traveling erratically and through residents’ yards.

Upon arrival, the officers observed the vehicle driving in circles through yards and at a high rate of speed on the roadway. After the vehicle had stopped and was apparently stuck in a yard, one of the officers shined a spotlight on it while the other approached it on foot. With the vehicle’s engine revving, as the driver was apparently trying to get it moving again, the approaching officer drew his pistol and demanded the driver to exit, according to a report.

But the vehicle reportedly sped away through front yards and stopped in a driveway. When the officers approached, Grange reportedly cursed at them and threatened to fight. Continuing to be uncooperative, he was then subdued by a taser. Once he regained his composure, Grange resumed resistance and was tased again and finally controlled, according to a report.

Continuing their work, the officers smelled alcohol and observed bottles inside the Jeep. Field sobriety tests were conducted and Grange was ultimately taken to the Texas County Jail for a 12-hour hold period. He was cited for driving while intoxicated, careless and imprudent driving, resisting arrest and failure to exhibit an insurance card.

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