Heights man charged with assaulting disabled woman
A Heights man was arrested Sunday morning after his common-law wife accused
him of repeatedly assaulting her.
Jacob Lee Bryant, 24, of the 1100 block of Adelle Street, is charged with
injury to a disabled individual, a felony. The charge stems from the fact
that the victim has spina bifida, a birth defect that affects the
development of the spine, and is pregnant, according to Houston Police
Department spokesman John Cannon.
On Sunday at around 10:15 a.m., the victim, 29, was sitting on her porch at
the Adelle Street address with her two-year-old daughter, Cannon says.
Bryant came home and "he was very angry because he apparently lost his
phone. She tried to calm him down he became more angry and started screaming
Cannon says the suspect pulled the victim's hair and hit her in the mouth.
The woman began screaming for help and he hit her again, grabbed her by the
hair and dragged her into the house, Cannon says,
A witness called police and reported seeing the assault, Cannon says.
"Our officers got there, they saw the suspect putting a chain around some
burglar bars, as if he was trying to hold officers from entering the house,"
Cannon says. Bryant was then taken into custody and charged.
Online jail records show that Bryant is being held on $10,000 bond.
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