Mission man faces deadly conduct charge in girlfriend ‘dragging’ case

Mission police arrested a local man earlier this month following an incident in which his girlfriend was found injured and lying in the middle of the road after having been dragged from his Chevrolet Cruze, according to court records.

Artemio Gil Gonzalez, 41, of Mission, has been charged with deadly conduct stemming from accusations that he “dragged her with his vehicle.”

The incident stemmed from a July 6 argument between Gonzalez and his girlfriend over messages on his cellphone, the documents read. On July 8, the woman spoke to police from a local hospital and said she followed Gonzalez outside and stood behind his car so he couldn’t leave the residence, which is located in the 200 block of Erma.

That’s when she grabbed onto a window, she stated in a report.

“She then moved over to the driver side door and banged on the window, thus causing the window to go down,” the report read. “She stated that she continued to grab on to the window and ask(ed) him to stop, but he proceeded to drive away.”
When police arrived to the scene, Gonzalez’s girlfriend was found “laying on the roadway … bleeding from her head and was complaining of pain to her back and shoulder.”

The victim said she was willing to file charges against Gonzalez, according to the report.

If convicted of deadly conduct, a class A misdemeanor, Gonzalez faces up to a year in jail and a fine of no more than $4,000.