MERKEL, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Merkel Police are asking for your help locating a man they say assaulted a 3-year-old girl on Friday.
According to Merkel Police, David Dutka is wanted for a Friday incident in which he allegedly displayed a handgun to two females at the YesWay convenience store in the 9800 block of South Access Road.
Police say Dutka also physically assaulted a 3-year-old girl that was with the other two victims during commission of the crime.
Dutka was last seen at approximately 6:45 Friday evening in the Merkel area with another, unknown, black male subject, between 25 and 30 years old, according to police.
Police say Dutka was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark shirt and a tan hat, and that both subjects may be riding black bicycles.
Dutka is possibly in the Merkel or Abilene area, and should be considered armed and dangerous.
He also has four active warrants for harassment, possession of marijuana, and terroristic threats, all out of Taylor County, according to police.
If you have information on the whereabouts of this subject, please contact Officer Brett Siegfried with the Merkel Police Department at (325) 674-1300, or if in the Merkel area, call 911 immediately.