Dexter man allegedly assaults person to communicate to man’s spouse

Johnny Estle Gardner, 37, of Dexter was arrested Sunday on costs of assault with intent

Johnny Estle Gardner, 37, of Dexter was arrested Sunday on costs of assault with intent to inflict major personal injury, theft and felony mischief.




A Dexter guy allegedly strangled a fellow Dexter resident late Saturday night in buy to communicate to the resident’s spouse.

Johnny Estle Gardner II, 37, of 34942 Del Rio Road, Dexter, was billed with assault with intent to inflict serious personal injury, very first-diploma burglary and fifth-degree criminal mischief.

The incident began shortly soon after midnight July 4 in the 300 block of Barton Road in Dexter, the place a Dallas County Deputy Sheriff responded to a report of an assault.

The deputy made contact with the sufferer and the victim’s wife, who advised the deputy they had been woken to the seem of someone “banging on their entrance doorway,” and they determined the person as Gardner, according to court docket documents.

The target explained to the officer that “he walked out to open up his doorway that qualified prospects into his garage,” and allegedly “he observed Gardner now within his garage,” according to court data.

The victim told the deputy that “Gardner was in a fighting stance,” and he allegedly “began to toss punches” at the sufferer and “then shoved him as a result of his display screen door,” in which the target “fell down on the floor onto his sidewalk, knocking in excess of a pot,” in accordance to court data.

The sufferer told the deputy that Gardner allegedly “beat him in the head a number of times” and “then place his arm close to his neck and started to strangulate him, and he practically handed out,” in accordance to court docket documents.

The victim’s wife claimed the target “turned blue in the confront when Gardner was strangling” him.

The deputy noticed on the target “a substantial bump on the still left upper facet of” his head and “swelling and bruising underneath his right eye,” and his “lip was slice open up, creating it to bleed from becoming hit in the confront by Gardner throughout the incident,” according to courtroom data.

The sufferer instructed the deputy that “Gardner ultimately allow go and fled the scene.”

The deputy located Gardner at his home. Gardner instructed the deputy that the target “tried to attack him,” and he “was only defending himself,” according to court documents.

Gardner told the deputy that “he only desired to talk to” the victim’s wife and that he “never entered the garage or attempted to strangle” the victim, in accordance to courtroom data.

The deputy noticed “scrapes” on Gardner’s “right higher bicep that appeared to be refreshing.” Gardner advised the deputy that “the scrapes on his ideal upper arm had been from an unrelated
incident,” according to courtroom records.

Gardner was held in the Dallas County Jail prior to submitting a $25,000 money or surety bond. He is scheduled for a preliminary listening to July 14 in Dallas County District Court docket.

*A prison cost is simply an accusation, and the defendant is presumed harmless right up until and except established responsible.