A disturbance on June 7 between a couple at a home on CR 4261 in Dayton led to the man being charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, a first-degree felony.
According to a statement from Sheriff Bobby Rader, deputies arrived to find a lady who identified herself as the mother of the victim. The mother reportedly advised the deputies that her daughter had been beaten by her husband.
She showed the deputies a picture of her daughter that was sent to her by a text message. The deputies then made contact with the husband and wife. Both of them denied that any assault had taken place. The deputies then spoke with a male subject.
“He advised that when he arrived at the residence that the victim told him that she had been assaulted by her husband. The male subject was identified as the grandfather of the husband. The grandfather told the deputies that his grandson took his wife in to the bedroom,” said Rader. “He claimed that when they came out of their bedroom that the wife advised him that she was not assaulted. The deputies were advised that when he arrived he did observe them both arguing in the front yard and they were both angry.”
According to Rader, the wife advised the deputies that she did not want them to take pictures of her. A witness statement was taken from the mother of the victim. Information from the statement advised that on June 4, 2018, her daughter had been beaten with a gun by her husband. The deputies were also advised that her husband reportedly had stuck a gun down her throat so far that she could not breathe. They were also told that the daughter had told her mother not to report the incident because she was told by her husband that he would kill all her family.
“Information was then received that the husband had pushed his wife’s head hard in to the windshield causing it to break. The husband then made the victim clean up the blood. Later, the victim’s grandmother took her to a medical clinic for treatment,” Rader said.
The defendant is identified as Joshua Jimenez, 25. A warrant was requested for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon – First Degree Felony. Jimenez was arrested and taken to the Liberty County Jail without incident.