Mineral Wells Area News

Teen Arrested in Assault of Millsap Boy

Teen Arrested in Assault of Millsap Boy
October 07
14:37 2021

                     OCTOBER 7, 2021.  

PRESS RELEASE Parker County Sheriff

 

Parker County Sheriff’s Criminal Investigators obtained a warrant and booked a 17-year-old male into the Parker County Jail following an assault investigation.    

Parker County Sheriff Russ Authier said on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of an assault occurring the previous Saturday morning around 3 to 4 a.m. during a party held at a residence in Millsap involving several teenagers.  

During the investigation Sheriff’s Investigators interviewed several witnesses who were at the party that stated the 17-year-old victim was sleeping in a sleeping bag on the floor in one room of the house, along with other people, when several teens began “messing” with him by shining a light in his face, laying on top of him and trying to wake him up. One of the individuals, Austin Patrick Gonzalez, 17, smacked the victim on the face several times. The victim told Gonzalez to stop and when he did not, the victim swung at Gonzalez. The victim then got up and charged Gonzalez, who “body-slammed” the victim. Gonzalez struck the victim in the face two to three times with a closed fist. Some of the teens provided aid to the victim by cleaning him up and provided a bandage and ice for his facial wounds after the fight. 

The victim sought treatment Thursday, Sept. 30, at a local hospital and was released. 

Gonzalez was charged with Assault causes Bodily Injury.   

  

Sheriff Authier said the investigation surrounding this incident is ongoing and will be forwarded to the appropriate prosecutor’s office when complete.  

Respectfully,Deputy Danie HuffmanPublic Information OfficerParker County Sheriff’s Office(682) 229-2358

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