Man charged with assaulting woman at motel

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Lacy Lakeview police report arresting a 25 year old man on charges he assaulted a 17 year old pregnant woman at a Lacy Lakeview hotel during a Wednesday morning disturbance.

Officers responded to a 9-1-1 hangup call at 10:46 a.m. at the motel in the 500 block of South New Dallas Highway where they found the victim with teeth marks on her arm and abrasions.

Police Chief John Truehitt said they also found three witnesses who confirmed that a man had been had been assaulting the woman outside a motel room.

The victim refused medical treatment at the scene and after the man was taken into custody said she did not want to press charges.

Police however, did take Deronte Simmons, who listed a Waco address, to the McLennan County Jail where he was booked in on charges of assault causing bodily injury, family violence.

Police noted that the victim was 17 years old, five foot two and weighed 130 pounds while Simmons was six foot six with jail records listing him at 350 pounds.

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