Amarillo Police Arrest Local Man for Aggravated Assault at Local Business

By Karl Wehmhoener | kwehmhoener@kamr.com

Published 08/26 2014 04:57PM

Updated 08/26 2014 10:51PM

AMARILLO -- Monday evening, Amarillo Police repsponded a possible robbery at Route 66 Jewelry Exchange. 

Officers found that there was not a robbery but a dispute that escalted into an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

They learned that a male and female customer had been inside the business and disputing a $10.00 business transaction.  The two customers later told officers that they were there because the store owner had contacted them by phone and told them to come in and clear up a previous transaction.  

While they were there, the dispute became a heated argument and the man and woman were asked to leave the premises.  

While the involved people were near the front door, 35-year-old Tiodoro Botello was locked out. 

Botello was then able to enter the business and approached the store employees, swinging a baseball bat in a threatening manner and verbally threatening store employees.

A store employee pepper sprayed Botello to end the threat.  

Botello was taken to the Potter County Detention Center and booked on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.  

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

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