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Police arrested a 32-year-old Cleburne man Feb. 4 on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Cleburne police responded at 5:10 p.m. to Lane Avenue on a disturbance call. Police had responded earlier the same day to the same address on a welfare check involving an elderly individual.

A woman on scene identified herself as the girlfriend of the suspect, Jonathan Matthew Simpson. 

The woman told police that Simpson returned to the residence after officers had left earlier in the day and became “very upset” over damage to the front door.

The woman said she was standing on the front porch when Simpson got out of his vehicle and approached her with a black and silver handgun in his hand, according to court records.

Simpson then pushed the woman backwards and got on top of her, according to reports. The woman said Simpson put the gun to her head while holding his hand on her chest and told her he would kill her because she was on his property and had damaged his property.

The woman said she attempted to push Simpson off of her but he continued to hold her down. The woman said Simpson at one point moved the gun from her head to her neck and chest area. The woman managed to get away from Simpson and called the police.

Police noted visible marks on the woman’s chest consistent with her statement.

Simpson told police that he did have a gun in his hands while arguing with her and that he did tell her he would kill her, according to reports. 

Simpson also told police that he had placed the gun back in his vehicle between the center console and driver’s seat, which is where police found it.

Johnson County Precinct 1 Justice of the Peace Ronny McBroom set Simpson’s bond at $30,000 and issued an emergency protective order against him.

Cleburne police responded to an earlier disturbance call on Jan. 30 on Roberts Court and arrested Elmer Smith III, 40, of Cleburne, on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and theft.

Smith’s wife told police she and he are in the process of divorcing and he does not live at the residence. The woman said Smith arrived uninvited that day and began to argue about finances. The woman told police that Smith at one point threw his wallet at her and struck her in the face, according to reports.

The woman said Smith then retrieved a knife from his vehicle and began “walking aggressively” toward her at which point she and others on scene ran into the house. 

Smith then fled the scene in his vehicle, according to reports. 

Smith’s arrest warrant contains no details of the theft charge.

McBroom set his bonds at $30,000 and issued an emergency protective order against him.

Johnson County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a disturbance call at 8:01 p.m. Feb. 2 on Highland Trail. They arrested Juan Dedios-Lopez, 37, of Joshua, on a charge of aggravated assault family violence with weapon.

Deputies responded on reports of Dedios-Lopez sitting in his car garage with a knife, according to reports.

Dedios-Lopez’ wife told deputies that he became upset after she told him she had filed divorce papers. The woman said Dedios-Lopez began yelling, picked a log up off the ground and attempted to hit her before their children stepped between them. 

The woman said he then went into the house and returned with a knife but that the children once again stepped between the couple at which point Dedios-Lopez retreated to the garage. 

Officers located Dedios-Lopez and the knife in the garage, according to reports.

McBroom set Dedios-Lopez’ bond at $25,000 and issued an emergency protective order against him.

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