A Houston man faces multiple felony charges after allegedly striking another man with a shovel Tuesday west of Houston.
Brian K. Fisher, 49, of 6860 Lundy Road, is charged with first-degree domestic assault – serious physical injury (class A felony) as well as felonies of armed criminal action, unlawful use of a weapon and resisting or interfering with an arrest for a felony. He is held without bond in the Texas County Jail.
Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey said deputies responded to a report of a domestic disturbance on Lundy Road. Upon arriving at the scene, officers learned that Fisher had struck another man in the head with a shovel.
With the help of a woman at the scene, the victim was reportedly sheltered inside a camper on the property. Lindsey said Fisher then began to strike the side of the camper with the shovel and break out windows.
The woman called 911 as Fisher continued to attempt to gain access to the camper. While deputies were attempting to provide assistance to the victim, Fisher produced a knife and threatened harm to himself, Lindsey reported. A probable cause statement written by a responding deputy stated Fisher told deputies to shoot him multiple times and held the knife to his chest while advancing in officers’ direction.
Fisher reportedly refused deputies’ commands to drop the knife, but slipped and fell during the standoff, allowing officers to deploy a Taser, gain control of him and seize the knife.
The victim of the initial assault was transported to Texas County Memorial Hospital for treatment of his injuries.