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James Oliver, 28, and Thaer Al-Khafaji, 22.

Assault, threats lead to arrests

SMPD Reports
Sunday, April 14, 2019

San Marcos Police arrested a man earlier this week that assaulted two family members before kicking them out of their apartment.

On Monday at approximately 5:11 p.m., San Marcos Police officers responded to the 1300 block of Wonder World Drive at the Asbury Place Apartments for a physical disturbance. Once on scene, officers determined that 22-year-old Thaer Al-Khafaji had assaulted two of his family members.

Al-Khafaji also took the phone of a third family member and threw it on the floor, breaking it, and then kicked the family members, who were the official tenants of the apartment, out of their own residence.

When officers tried to make contact with Al-Khafaji in the apartment, he refused to open the door. Officers forced entry into the residence and gave Al-Khafaji commands to exit the residence. He continued to refuse to listen to officers’ commands after he was told that he was under arrest.

Al-Khafaji was eventually taken into custody and was charged on two counts of assault of a family member, a class A misdemeanor; criminal mischief, a class B misdemeanor, interfering with public duties, a class B misdemeanor and resisting arrest, a class A misdemeanor. Al-Khafaji had no priors in Hays County. As of press time, he was still in Hays County Jail being held on bonds totaling $6,000.

In a separate incident, on Tuesday police arrested a man for terroristic threats against police.

At approximately 2:50 a.m., James Oliver, 28, called 911 saying he wanted to “kill himself and kill cops.”

According to SMPD Asst. Chief Brandon Winkenwerder, Oliver said “he wanted to die and go to jail,” and that “he was stoked to kill cops.”

Oliver then also harassed the 911 call taker, asking their bra size and again said he was “happy to be able to kill cops.”

San Marcos Police officers arrived at 1818 Old Ranch Road 12, the Dakota Ranch Student Apartments, and made contact with a complainant outside of the apartment. The complainant stated Oliver was a guest in his apartment and was “drunk and being stupid.”

Officers made contact with Oliver and arrested him without incident, according to Winkenwerder. Oliver was charged with terroristic threat against a public servant, a class A misdemeanor, and silent abusive call/electronic communication, a class B misdemeanor. He was released on a $3,000 bond the same day.