HPD officer relieved of duty after indecent exposure, aggravated assault in Galveston bar

Miles Dumas, 24, (left) is charged with indecent exposure and aggravated assault. Michael Brady, 22, is charged with failure to report a felony.

May 3, 2012 5:11:20 PM PDT
A Houston police officer is now off the job after investigators say he attacked a man while off-duty in Galveston.

We told you about the arrest on Wednesday night, and now we're learning more about what happened.

Both of the victims of the stabbing and assault were taken to UTMB. Police say they were treated for non life threatening injuries. As for the HPD officer, he is now on paid leave.

A Houston police officer is arrested in Galveston after a night out turned violent. Galveston police tell us Miles Dumas was off duty when he allegedly exposed himself to a group of men and women inside Tsunami, a bar located on The Strand.

Dozens of people out for the night, witnessed what happened.

"I was working and there was a bunch of police officers pulled up, an EMS unit pulled up, and they started taping everything off," said witness Christian Pulido.

Police tell us once outside the bar, Dumas allegedly stabbed one victim in the torso. Michael Brady, Dumas' friend, was also arrested for his involvement. Police believe Brady may have hit another victim over the head with a weapon.

That victim has been identified as Colton Hadaway. He is said to have injuries to his jaw and face.

"I got hearsay from friends that were there at the incident, and of course, there was blood on the concrete. Of course you could tell there was a confrontation that had gone on," said Chase Kenda.

He says he walked up as police were investigating.

"You could see a lot of people were disappointed that it happened," Kenda said.

Dumas, 24, is charged with indecent exposure and aggravated assault. Brady, 22, has been charged with failing to report a felony. Galveston Chief of Police Henry Porretto says a third suspect took off. They are issuing a warrant for his arrest.

"It doesn't matter if you're a policeman or a citizen, that type of behavior is not tolerated," said Chief Porretto.

Galveston police tell us both Dumas and Brady have bonded out of jail. They say the investigation is ongoing.


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