Woman assaulted, children taken near Hico

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Hamilton County deputies report two children taken during an incident near Hico Monday have been found and have been safely returned to their family with one man taken into custody.

Twenty-five-year-old Philip Michael Garza had been  found in Erath County by deputies with the help of Texas Department of Public Safety troopers and the children recovered.

The incident began Monday at a home off Hamilton County Road 243 north of Hico, initially reported as a domestic disturbance.

When deputies arrived, they found a female victim who had been assaulted and who told them that Garza had fled the scene taking two children with him.

The search was immediately begun for Garza who was found a short time later.

Garza was being held on charges of endangering a child, assault causing bodily injury family violence and interference with an emergency call,

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