A Baytown man was arrested for aggravated assault on a police officer Tuesday night after pointing a pistol at an officer. 

According to Baytown police, an officer responded to a report of auto theft in the 1700 block of Wilburn. When the officer got to the residence to make contact with the complaint, later identified as David Berryman, 61, he noticed the door was ajar with a light on inside. 

“As the officer knocked on the door and announced himself he noticed a male approach the door but stop prior to reaching the door. (The complaint) then turned and walked back to the rear of the residence,” Lt. Steve Dorris, Baytown police spokesman, said. “The officer then rang the doorbell to which the male inside instructed the officer to come inside. The officer was suspicious of the man’s behavior and did not go inside the residence.” 

Through the ajar door, the officer noticed the man was walking around the dining room table. As the officer shined his flashlight inside, he saw the man pointing a pistol at the officer, according to police. 

“This prompted the officer to draw his duty weapon and give commands to the man to drop the gun,” Dorris said. “The man initially refused to comply, but the officer was ultimately able to convince the man to put the weapon down at which time he was taken into custody.” 

Berryman was then transported to the Baytown Jail he was booked and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer.

Vehicle crime 

• A theft of a white 2018 Nissan Altima valued at $28,000 occurred in the 5100 block of Garth Road Tuesday afternoon.              

• A theft of a vehicle valued at $29,276 was reported in the 5300 block of Interstate 10 Thursday afternoon. 


• A theft of four Apple Macbooks valued at $5,900 occurred in the 4600 block of Garth Road Wednesday night.               

Police Beat is compiled from Baytown Police Department reports and officer interviews. Those reports are available on the city website at www.baytown.org.

Baytown’s Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest and charging of anyone who commits a felony. Callers remain anonymous. Call Baytown Crime Stoppers at 281-427-TIPS. 

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