Suspect Charged with Aggravated Assault on Repo Man

Smith, Christopher 31

Christopher Smith

On March 21st at approximately 12:58 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 5200 block of Professional Drive in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival they observed two males in a verbal argument. Officers separated the two subjects and identified one as 31 year old Christopher Smith. The other subject was a tow truck driver and was there to repossess Smith`s 2014 Chevrolet Silverado.

Officers spoke with the victim who stated he backed up to Smith`s vehicle to repossess it and placed the wheel locks on the back tires of Smith`s vehicle. He then stated Smith came running outside and jumped inside the pickup and started the engine. The victim went on to tell officers that Smith began throwing the vehicle into drive and then reverse, in an attempt to get his vehicle off the wheel locks. While doing this, Smith slammed into the back of the tow truck multiple times.

The victim stated he put his tow truck in park and began to step out. While stepping out, Smith put his vehicle into reverse and struck the back of the tow truck. The victim stated when this happened, he felt a pain in his left knee and hamstring. The victim also stated when Smith`s vehicle rammed the back of the tow truck, the vehicle “Went way up in the air”.

Officers also spoke to witnesses who stated Smith almost hit some bystanders who were on the sidewalk. Smith`s vehicle ended up on the sidewalk and the grass in front of apartment building 5274.

Officers arrested Smith and transported him to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with Aggravated Assault.

WFPD Arrest Man for Aggravated Sexual Assault and Two Counts of Burglary of a Habitation


Drew Mathis

On Wednesday, February 22, at approximately 6:00 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 4200 block of Hughes in reference to a possible aggravated sexual assault.

Upon arrival officers spoke with one of the victims who stated that just after midnight while he and a friend were sleeping he was awoken to being hit on the head.  The victim stated that a subject, later identified as 33 year old Drew Mathis, was standing over him with a handgun.  The victim stated that he saw Mathis sexually assault his friend. After the assault Mathis and the second victim left the residence together.

Through a records check officers learned that Mathis was associated with an address in the 600 block of Sunset. Officers went to the address to locate the second victim and check on their welfare.  There was a vehicle in the driveway that was registered to the second victim.

After officers knocked on the door and announced their presence the victim eventually came out.  Officers saw the door close immediately behind them and heard the sound of the door being locked.

Officers set up a perimeter on the residence.  At approximately 8:15 am Mathis exited the residence without incident and was taken into custody.  He was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with two counts of burglary of a habitation and aggravated sexual assault.

Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying robbery suspects.

cs-color-blue-logo-3Crime Stoppers needs your help identifying the suspects in multiple aggravated robberies. On January 8th a victim reported being robbed at gun point in the parking lot of 612 Roosevelt,  AME Anderson Chapel Church. Then on January 26th suspects attempted another aggravated robbery at a residence in the 700 blk of Roosevelt as the victim returned home from Church.

Police have very little information on the suspects responsible for these crimes and need your help. Crime Stoppers is offering an additional 500 dollars for tips leading to the capture of these suspects within the next 48 hours. Please call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 322-9888 or 1-800-322-9888 if you have any information about this crime.

Crime Stoppers, citizens, police and the media working together to make our community safer!

Pair Assaults Resident During Burglary

fotorcreatedOn January 24 at approximately 6:50 pm, officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to a residence in the 2700 blk of Ridgeway in reference to a burglary of a habitation.  While speaking with dispatch the victim was struck on the head multiple times by the suspect(s).  The suspect(s) then fled the scene in an unknown direction.  Officers arrived on scene and rendered first aid to the victim while paramedics and the fire department were en-route.

During the on scene investigation it was determined that two female subjects had been at the residence earlier in the day.  The pair was last seen driving a Buick Rendezvous.  A short time later the Buick was located at an apartment complex close to the residence.  The vehicle was occupied by one of the suspects, 25 year old Mary Cruz Pando.  The second suspect, 27 year old Angela Brandon, was located at an apartment in the complex.  Property belonging to the victim was located in the Buick and in Brandon’s possession at the time she was detained.  Pando and Brandon were both arrested for burglary of a habitation and transported to jail.


Aggravated Robbery At Sandwich Shop Leads To Arrest With Multiple Charges


Casey Ironshell – 34

On 01-21-17, at approx 9:00am, WFPD officers were dispatched to the Subway on Seymour Hwy in reference to an aggravated robbery where a male suspect pointed a handgun at the clerk and demanded money. After the robbery, the suspect fled the location on foot and ran west toward an adjacent motel. Officers in the area saw a man matching the suspect description and detained him. The suspect was identified as 34 year old Casey Ironshell. Ironshell was in possession of a realistic looking handgun that turned out to be a BB gun and rolls of coins from the Subway. In addition, officers were able to positively identify Ironshell as the robbery suspect by the Subway surveillance video. Ironshell was arrested for the Aggravated Robbery.  During the arrest, Ironshell was very uncooperative and resisted arrest. He even broke the back window of a police vehicle. Once Ironshell arrived at the jail, he was charged with the following crimes:

  • Aggravated Robbery
  • Escape
  • Resisting Arrest
  • Criminal Mischief
  • Possession of a Controlled Substance PG1 – Methamphetamine

Local Man Charged with Two Counts of Aggravated Assault.


Johnny Reed

On Friday, January 13th, at approximately 3:30 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1300 block of Central Freeway in reference to a disturbance at Fas Pac.  Upon arrival officers spoke with an employee of the business, 44 year old Johnny Reed, who stated that he had been threatened by a customer with a gun.

When officers began to investigate and speak with witnesses it was determined that a customer came into the store asking for money that Reed owed him for a job that he had done for Reed.  An argument ensued at which time Reed pulled out a bat and began to chase the customer.  A second employee of the business attempted to stop Reed at which time it was reported that Reed struck the employee in the face with the bat.  Witnesses stated at no time did anyone ever threaten anyone with or display a firearm.

Reed was transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with two counts of aggravated assault.

WFPD SWAT and Negotiators Respond to Armed Barricaded Subject


Cuong Nguyen

On Sunday, Januray 8th, at approximately 11:30 am officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department responded to the 2400 block of Missile Road in reference to a possible aggravated assault.

Upon arrival officers located the victim who had suffered a non-life threatening stab wound to his back. The victim advised that the suspect, who resides with him, was still inside the residence.  Officers established a perimeter and attempted to make contact with the suspect.

Offices were able to determine that the suspect had barricaded himself inside a closet in the residence and advised officers that he was armed with a knife and was not coming out.  At that point SWAT and Negotiators were notified and responded to the scene.  They were able to get the suspect to surrender and he was taken into custody at approximately 1:00 pm.

The suspect was identified as 44 year old Cuong Nguyen.  Nguyen was transported to the Wichita County jail without incident where he was charged with Aggravated Assault.

Christmas Carols Causes Confrontation at Cleaners


Jeremy McClendon

On Thursday, December 22nd at approximately 7:00 pm officers with the Wichita Falls Police Department were dispatched to the 1900 block of 9th Street in reference to a panic alarm at Delbert’s Laundry and Cleaners.

Upon arrival officers located two white males involved in a disturbance.  Officers were able to get them separated at which time the victim stated that the suspect, later identified as 25 year old Jeremy McClendon, became upset with him because he was watching some nearby children singing Christmas carols.  The victim stated that during the course of the argument McClendon pulled out a handgun, pointed it at him and asked him if he still wanted to fight.  The victim stated that McClendon threatened him with the handgun for several seconds and then pulled the trigger twice striking him in the chest.  The handgun was determined to be an air pistol.  The victim was struck twice by BBs fired from the pistol.

Officers were able to recover an air pistol from the scene that looked similar to a real semi-automatic handgun.

McClendon was arrested and transported to the Wichita County jail where he was charged with aggravated assault.  McClendon also had several outstanding warrants that were served.

The victim did not suffer any injuries from the assault.