Estranged husband IDed, bonds out after police say he beat wife

Published 12:09 am Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Port Arthur Police Chief Tim Duriso identified the man charged with seriously injuring his estranged wife as Roberto Sarmiento.

Sarmiento, 37, of Port Arthur, bonded out of jail on Tuesday on a $20,000 bond, according to an employee with the Jefferson County Correctional Facility.

Just before 3 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to Christus St. Mary Outpatient Center in Port Arthur in reference to an assault victim.

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When they arrived they found that a 34-year-old female had been assaulted by her estranged husband, police said.

The victim sustained serious injuries; however, they were not life threatening, Sgt. Shannon Meaux said in a news release.

Officers were able to locate a suspect and he was taken into custody the same day and charged with aggravated assault-family violence.

PAPD’s Criminal Investigations Division in handling the case.