WAXAHACHIE — An Ellis County Grand Jury indicted Midlothian resident Eric Eugene Wilson, 37, on the charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on Nov. 9.
According to the indictment, Wilson allegedly caused recklessly bodily injury to Megan Ogrim by grabbing her and throwing her to the ground. During the offense, Wilson allegedly displayed a firearm. Midlothian Police arrested Wilson on April 26.
Midlothian Police Department Capt. John Spann said officers were dispatched to a disturbance call at 3:15 p.m. at an apartment the 1300 block of Pecan Ridge Dr.
“The young lady that called dispatch stated that her boyfriend had pulled a firearm on her daughter during an argument. This was the mom that made the call from work. The mother then left to go home about the time the officers arrived at the residence the mom was arriving there,” Spann said. “At the residence, Mr. Wilson had gotten into a verbal and physical disturbance with the daughter (Ogrim) of his girlfriend that lives there also. She (Ogrim) stated she was in the kitchen getting ice cream when Eric confronted her and told her that she needed to get out of the house. At some point during the disturbance, she feared for her safety and ran into the bathroom and tried to close herself in the bathroom.”
Spann said Ogrim told officers that he was pushing the door to the bathroom open while holding the firearm but was unsure if Wilson had pointed it to her but did see it in his hand. Ogrim was able to describe the firearm to officers.
“He (Wilson) did have a firearm that did match the description. The officers observed fresh bruising and scratching on Megan’s arm that was consistent with being grabbed around the arms at that point. There were also photos of the bathroom door that was damaged and broken off the hinges,” Spann said.
“All said and done the victim, Megan, didn’t wish to file charges. But it is considered family violence, and at that level, officers went ahead and made an arrest. Even if the victim doesn’t cooperate, the state will take on the charge and be the one that will sign the complaint,” Spann said. “He was arrested without incident. The pistol was recovered and seized as evidence. When they arrived, he was sitting outside smoking a cigarette. It had all come to an end when officers got there.”
According to online records with the Ellis County District Clerk’s Office, Wilson received a $10,000 bond on April 27. The district clerk's website does not list a date for Wilson’s next court appearance in the 40th Judicial District Court. He is currently not listed in the online jail records of the Wayne McCollum Detention Center.
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