On Sunday, July 22, an early morning disturbance call in the 500 block of Muskingum in Waxahachie resulted in a suspect being arrested on three charges, one a felony, the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office reported.

According to the arrest probable cause warrant, at approximately 5 a.m., a child called saying that two adult males were fighting and that one had been stabbed. When deputies arrived, they found that all of the subjects were extremely intoxicated and shouting at each other. It was also noted that the four adults present would not tell the deputies what had happened. The female adults did however report they sent the young children up the street to hide.

One of the male subjects had a large amount of blood on him with obvious cuts to his hand, forearm and neck. The other subject, Heath Wesley Neitzel, 29, who had a Missouri driver’s license, continued to pull away from the deputies and antagonize the injured subject.

At that point, the deputies placed Neitzel on the ground and put him into custody because he continued to interfere with the investigation. It was also determined that the injured subject likely stabbed himself, and had to be restrained.

As the deputies attempted to take Neitzel to their marked patrol car, he continued to resist by jumping and kicking. When they got him to the car, he then jumped off the patrol unit with both feet causing the deputies to fall backward on the ground. The fall caused an injury to one of the deputy’s wrist.

The subject, who had injuries, was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Waxahachie for a mental evaluation and stitches. The injured deputy was also checked out at the hospital.

Neitzel was charged with assault of a public servant, a third-degree felony that carried a $20,000 bond. He also was given a resist to arrest charge and interfering with public duties, which carried bonds of $6,000. He bonded out later that day.

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