Port Arthur Police say man used hammer to assault woman

Published 11:28 pm Friday, October 22, 2021

A Port Arthur man who allegedly fractured a woman’s arm by hitting her with a hammer several times was indicted this week for the crime.

Mylike Taeshawd Walthour, 23, was still in jail on Friday for aggravated assault with bond set at $75,000.

The investigation began after a woman told police her daughter called her saying Walthour had assaulted her.

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At approximately 4:29 a.m. Sept. 7 the woman went to her daughter’s West 14th Street apartment, where Walthour allegedly began yelling at her and approached with a hammer, according to the probable cause affidavit.

She told police the man struck her several times on her right arm and also hit her with a closed fist.

The woman sought medical attention and sustained a fracture to her right arm.

A warrant was issued for Walthour’s arrest Oct. 7 and jail records show he was arrested that day.

An indictment is not a final conviction of guilt; it is only a ruling by the grand jury that allows the district attorney’s office to proceed with a criminal case.