On Sunday, June 26, 2016 Mills County Sheriff deputies responded to a report of a disturbance at residence located on Farm Road 573 S. of Mullin. During the course of the call deputies were alerted that a gun was involved. Numerous deputies and Texas Parks and Wildlife Game Wardens arrived and assisted on the call.
Deputies and started interviewing individuals involved and found that 61 year old Judy Freeman Curtis had fired a shot in the direction of her husband 65 year old George William Curtis both of Mullin, Texas.
Another individual identified as 55 year old Tommy Wesley Wade also of Mullin, Texas was asked to hide the gun involved in the shooting. Law enforcement officers searched the residence and outbuildings and recovered the gun hidden in a barn.
Judy Curtis was charged with #1) Aggravated Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon, #2) Assault Family Violence, and #3) Poss. Of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine).
George Curtis was arrested and charged with #1) Possession of a Controlled Substance (Methamphetamine), #2) Assault Family Violence, and #3) Possession of marijuana.
Tommy Wade was determined to be a convicted felon and was charged with the following #1) Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Felon and #2) Tampering with Evidence.
Tommy Wesley Wade, 56, was initially placed on probation in October 2015 for beating his pet pit bull repeatedly in the head with a hammer, stabbing him and trying to slit his throat in 2014, according to information from District Attorney Micheal Murray's office.
Wade told police he was "trying to put the dog down" with a knife and hammer, police said earlier.
Wade told police he believed the dog was slowly dying and couldn't stand to see the dog "in that condition," a police report states.
Bruiser, the injured dog, went on to do well in a foster home in East Texas.
(Brownwood Bulletin - Dec 21, 2016)