A Houston man faces a serious felony charge and is held without bond in the Texas County Jail after a reported assault of a woman Friday.
Reed E. Ford, 27, of 17769 Highway B in Houston, is charged with first-degree domestic assault (a class A felony) and armed criminal action (an unclassified felony).
Texas County Sheriff Scott Lindsey said on Sept. 6, a deputy was dispatched to Texas County Memorial Hospital to contact a woman who was reportedly the victim. Upon arrival, the officer discovered she had severe injuries.
Lindsey said the woman told the deputy she had been assaulted by Ford on Sept. 4 at a residence on Highway B east of Houston, indicating she was punched, hit with a stick, had her eyes gouged and had her throat cut for about two inches with a sharp object. The deputy and medical personnel observed injuries consistent with a brutal attack. Pieces of the woman’s tongue were missing, which was a result of Ford biting it, she said. She was observed with a large hole in her left cheek.
A man who was with the victim at the hospital – Ford – was taken into custody and interviewed. Texas County assistant prosecuting attorney Jason MacPherson later charged him with the two felonies.