Dawson County Commissioner accused of beating wife - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/2/09

Dawson County Commissioner accused of beating wife

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In a police report by the Dawson County Sheriff's Office, Dawson County Commissioner, Gilbert Tejeda is accused of kicking, hitting even punching his wife. As she desperately tried to call police, the report says Tejeda took her cell phone and destroyed it. That's why he's now accused of interfering with emergency communication and assault family violence, both are misdemeanor charges.

A Dawson County Officer responded to a 911 call on Wednesday just after 6 p.m. The officer sat down with Tejeda's wife who claims, "Gilbert hit her on the side of her face, as he grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground, then he began to kick her and reached down and punched her."

The report also says Tejeda's wife claims, "Gilbert then threw her back on the ground and kicked her again." Also the documents say, Gilbert actually admitted to threatening to kill his wife in the past.

NewsChannel 11 called Gilbert at his office; he was not there and did not return our phone call. We spoke with Dawson County Sheriff Kent Parchman, he says this is an ongoing investigation and an arrest warrant is pending for Tejeda. So far he has not been arrested. We'll keep you updated on this story.

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