Midlothian Police officers arrested a Cedar Hill with a pending murder trial after his bond was revoked.
Danny Silvers, 68, was jailed on two bench warrants for an assault that caused bodily injury to a family member. He was booked into the Wayne McCollum Detention Center on July 24.
Midlothian Assistant Police Chief Kevin Johnson stated the two assault charges stem from an offense that took place Jan. 13. Police officers were dispatched at about 8:30 p.m. to a home in the 1400 block of Lamesa Circle.
“Two victims came forward and said Mr. Silvers assaulted them physically and caused them pain or injury," Johnson said. "In this case, nobody claimed any serious injury. The medics did come, but they didn’t transport anybody.”
Johnson stated officers found sufficient probable cause that Silvers had assaulted his son and the daughter-in-law. He added, due to the commission of the assaults, it led to the bond being revoked.
According to a press release from the Cedar Hill Police Department, Silvers was allegedly involved in a homicide Oct. 23, 2017.
Officers were dispatched at 8:08 p.m. in the 300 block of Halifax Court in Cedar Hill. Upon arrival, they found Jeri Lee Edward, 60, deceased and two other victims shot.
Lt. Colin Chenault, Cedar Hill Police PIO, stated officers were dispatched to the location earlier that night at 6:14 p.m. regarding a verbal disturbance between Silvers and his neighbors. Silvers reported the neighbors were drinking and yelling at him.
“The officers met with both parties and determined that a verbal disturbance occurred regarding one of the neighbors spraying water on Mr. Silvers’ vehicle,” Chenault said. “There was no physical altercation that took place. The officers offered advice on how to keep the situation from occurring again and cleared the scene.”
Chenault stated Silvers was a complainant on property cases in the past and contacted police regarding several quality-of-life issues in his neighborhood.
Cedar Hill Police reports Silvers was arrested for aggravated assault, which was later reduced to a deadly conduct charge by the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office. The victim in the 2010 case is not involved in the homicide.
Slivers is still in custody at the Wayne McCollum Detention Center in Waxahachie. He was booked into the detention center at 9:28 p.m. July 24. Silvers’ bonds total $700,000.
In addition to the bench warrants, Silvers has a hold from Dallas County on the outstanding murder charge.