Man Arrested over Assault with Whiskey Bottle

By: Michael Oder Email
By: Michael Oder Email

COLLEGE STATION A College Station man is facing Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon charges stemming from a party back in October 2013.

Chadwick Scott Pennywell, 21, was arrested Wednesday on charges that he assaulted two men with a whiskey bottle at a party on October 6, 2013. According to the arrest report, CSPD officers were at the College Station Medical Center when they were called over by ER staff to talk with two men claiming to have been stabbed. One man, Austin Gutierrez, had severe cuts to the left side of his face, so deep they cut through his cheek. The other man, Paul Anderson, had cuts to his face, shoulder and arm. Both men told police they were breaking up a fight at a party when they were cut.

In the report, officers spoke with witnesses at The Med who were also at the party. They told police that Pennywell was at a party in the 2400 block of Bandera Drive in College Station. A girl asked him for a drink of whiskey from the bottle he was holding. The witnesses told police that Pennywell said he would share his whiskey with her if she performed oral sex on him. The girl, offended at the comment, went to get her boyfriend.

According to witnesses in the report, the boyfriend came back and asked Pennywell to leave the party. When he refused, a fight broke out. Witnesses at the house told police that Pennywell starting swinging his milk jug-sized whiskey bottle around in self-defense, hitting Gutierrez in the face. Police say that witnesses said he still continued to swing the broken bottle handle around, cutting Anderson. Officers note that several witnesses all reported the same series of events.

Detectives with College Station PD spent the rest of the year investigating and talking to witnesses. On December 2, 2013, detectives met with Pennywell, who admitted he was at the party on October 6th. In the arrest report, he told police that a girl asked him for a drink of his whiskey and he told her she could if she performed oral sex on him. Pennywell said the girl got angry and told her boyfriend. He said between eight and ten guys tried to force him to leave the party. When he refused, Pennywell said the guys started to push and swing at him, causing him to swing his whiskey bottle in self-defense. Pennywell told police the bottle broke during the fight.

Pennywell also told investigators that none of his friends helped him during the fight and he was chased by several people at the party and beaten up. Investigators said that Pennywell claimed he had pictures of the injuries he could email.

Pennywell was arrested on January 15, 2014, and booked into the Brazos County Jail. He posted $10,000 bond and was released the same day.

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