PAPD: Woman sustains “serious” injuries; husband arrested

Published 8:52 pm Sunday, October 13, 2019

A domestic dispute that turned violent left a woman in the hospital and her husband behind bars, authorities said.

Port Arthur Police Sgt. Shannon Meaux said officers responded to Christus St. Mary Outpatient Center at 2:56 p.m. Sunday in reference to an assault victim.

“When they arrived, they discovered that a 34-year-old female had been assaulted by her estranged husband,” a police release said. “The victim sustained serious injuries, however they were not life-threatening.”

Meaux said officers located a suspect, a 37-year-old male from Port Arthur, who was taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility and charged with aggravated assaulted family violence.

Police did not release the suspect’s name.

The Port Arthur Police Department Criminal Investigations Division is working the case.