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Recent Arrests in Irving Highlight Domestic Violence and Related Offenses

Stephanie Marie Chapoy and Edri Jonathan Gamez

The Irving Police Department has made several arrests in recent days related to domestic violence, indecent exposure, and indecent assault.

Domestic violence, defined as the willful intimidation, physical assault, battery, sexual assault, and other abusive behaviors within a systematic pattern of power and control, can affect anyone, regardless of gender. It encompasses various forms of abuse, including physical violence, sexual violence, threats, economic abuse, and emotional/psychological abuse, with varying frequencies and severity.

According to statistics from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 40.1% of Texas women and 34.9% of Texas men may experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner rape, and/or intimate partner stalking during their lifetimes.

In the most recent arrests:

  1. On September 19, 2023, at 11:13 pm, Stephanie Marie Chapoy, 34, was booked into the Irving Jail on charges of domestic violence assault (causing minor injury) with a bond amount set at $1,000.

  2. Also on September 19, 2023, 19-year-old Edri Jonathan Gamez was booked into jail at 2:24 pm for domestic violence assault (causing minor injury). No bond amount was set as the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has requested an immigration hold due to Mr. Gamez's legal status in the country.

    Kristian Perez, Cedric Singleton and Peter Torvike

  3. Kristian Perez, 28, was arrested by Irving Police in the afternoon of September 19, 2023, due to an open warrant from the Dallas County Sheriff's Office for the felony of assaulting a pregnant person. No bond amount has been set, and Perez remains in the Irving Jail.

  4. Cedric Singleton, 40, was arrested in the afternoon of September 19, 2023, for indecent exposure, with a bond set at $1,000. Singleton also had an open warrant from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) parole division for probation or parole violation.

  5. Peter Torvike, 42, was arrested by Irving Police in the afternoon of September 19, 2023, and booked into jail at 5:47 pm for indecent assault. His bond was set at $1,000.

These recent arrests serve as a reminder that domestic violence and related offenses can impact individuals from all walks of life.

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