Port Neches man indicted after allegedly hitting man with rope, choking woman

Published 12:18 am Saturday, November 20, 2021

A Port Neches man who reportedly choked one family member and struck another in the face with a rope and his fist in September was indicted this week.

Kevin Tran, 38, was indicted for assault-family violence/choking by a Jefferson County grand jury and remains in the jail on bonds totaling $36,500.

According to court documents, Port Neches Police were dispatched to a home in the 3100 block of Forest Oaks for a disturbance where Tran allegedly assaulted two family members.

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As an officer approached the room Tran was in, a male family member walked out with his hand over his eye. The officer told Tran to place his hands on his head so he cold conduct a pat down and make sure he didn’t have any weapons on him.

The officer said Tran refused and began to swing his fists; he was then secured for everyone’s safety, the document reads.

Police spoke with a female family member who said they argued and Tran became violent, grabbing her hair then reportedly wrapped his hands around her throat, making it hard to breathe.

The man’s father said Tran struck him in the face with a rope and a closed fist.

Tran was arrested and brought to the county jail without incident.

According to the jail roster, Tran has a charge of felony family assault with a $10,000 bond, assault-family with $5,000 bond, resist arrest/search/transport charge with $5,500 bond, resist arrest/search/transport charge with $1,000, felony theft charge with $10,000 bond, and indecent exposure charge with $5,000 bond.

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.