WAXAHACHIE

Waxahachie Police arrested a 33-year-old man who fired several shots at an individual after an argument Jan. 4 in the 100 block of Dunlap Street.

Dominique Esparza, 33, was considered at-large until police apprehended the Waxahachie resident March 2. He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff stated police have been looking for Esparza since the Jan. 4 incident.

“Waxahachie Police Department detectives requested an aggravated assault warrant for him after that investigation, along with a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm,” Woodruff said. “On March 2, we got a tip that he was seen over on Wyatt Street. Detectives Bobby Gray and Richard Powell observed him walking in the 100 block of McCuen Street. They were able to get help from nearby patrol units and detained him without incident.”

Woodruff stated the arresting officers found seven grams of what they suspected to be methamphetamine on Esparza during the pat down. They also found a bag containing a small amount of believed cocaine. Officers also reported Esparza possessed multiple plastic bags, and a digital scale.

Woodruff explained these items are commonly used for weighing and packaging drugs.

The Wayne McCollum Detention Center website shows Esparza faces charges of manufacturing and delivering a controlled substance greater than or equal to four grams but less than 200 grams, possessing a prohibited substance or item in a correctional facility, possessing a controlled substance less than one gram, and unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. It also states that he had an arrest warrant from the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office on the charge of resisting arrest, search or transport.

Officers booked Esparza into the detention center at 11:38 p.m. March 2. As of Thursday afternoon, he remained in custody with bonds totaling $118,500.