Harris County grand jury has charged a Houston-area lawyer with attack after he was accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend, a county magistrate.
The woman revealed the officials that 40 years old Oliver Jason Brown became angered on Aug. 27, when she could not quiet their daughter, who was crying in a room.
According to court documents, Brown pushed the woman into a bathroom and hit her in the face.
Officials got visible wounds on the magistrate’s face and neck
According to court records, the officials got visible wounds on the magistrate’s face and neck. Brown was uncooperative and would not leave home, saying he was a deputy and that officers would “need a to-be (warrant) to get me.”
Brown, who studies offender, family and civil law, was accused in August with an attack of a family member, impeding breathing, and posted a $5,000 bond. A grand jury charged him Wednesday.
Brown’s charges highlight severe domestic violence
The charges against Brown highlight a severe form of domestic violence where someone has, in reality, practiced murder, told Kelsey McKay, a counselor to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office and founder of the nonprofit RESPOND Against Violence.
According to various studies, individuals who endure tried strangulation are almost between six and eight times more probable to be killed by the abuser within a year. McKay told tried strangulation is an increased type of domestic violence.
According to the information provided by the sources, the girlfriend of Brown is a Harris County listening deputy and usually determines first bond amounts for prisoners in probable cause court, including in domestic violence cases. The Houston Chronicle does not typically name victims of the attack.
According to court documents, Judge Abigail Anastasio saved herself following the case that was assigned to her court. She stated she has no personal bias against Brown, but could not be on the case as a subject of behavior.