Waco, Texas (KWKT) — Police arrested a Waco man Thursday night for sexually assaulting a female acquaintance.
According to Waco police, a call came in at 7:40 p.m. about a sexual assault at the C & E Motel, located at 1009 North Loop in Waco. A female victim reported that she had met an acquaintance in the area for an unspecified reason.
Police identified the acquaintance as Austin Bernard Phenix, 25.
The victim explained that after she met Phenix, he sexually assaulted her in the area of Clifton and East Waco. When officers responded to the area and located Phenix, he allegedly ran from officers. After a short pursuit on foot,
Phenix was taken into custody and transported to the McLennan County Jail.
Phenix is charged with Sexual Assault and Evading Arrest.
The victim was taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment.