Waco teenager being held in jail for assaulting girlfriend and abandoning child

POSTED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:42pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 - 2:43pm

A Waco teenager is behind bars for assault, continuance family violence, terroristic threat, and child endangerment.

According to Sergeant Patrick Swanson, of the Waco Police Department, Demondray Demon Patterson, 19, was arrested on several warrants.

In late September, Patterson was accused of going to his girlfriend's house and assaulting her. A warrant was then issued for his arrest.

On March 3 of this year, a warrant for Patterson was issued on terroristic threat charges. Swanson says Patterson was beating his girlfriend, when her brother stepped in to defend her. Patterson allegedly picked up a brick and threatened his girlfriend's brother with it.

On May 5 this year, officers responded to call from the 1100 block of North Sixth Street. It was discovered that Patterson came over to his girlfriend's apartment to see their child. Swanson says he then refused to leave. Patterson's girlfriend then makes up a story to get out of her house and go over to her apartment's management office to call police. When officers arrived, she explained the situation. Patterson had the door deadbolted from the inside, therefore officers had to wait for apartment officials to unlock the door. While officers waited to get inside the building, Patterson allegedly jumped from the second story window of the apartment. A warrant was then issued for his arrest on child endangerment charges. Officers say Patterson's child could have fallen out of the window or gone after their father.

Patterson is being held at the McLennan County Jail on $270,000


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