A 28-year-old Killeen man is behind bars after police said he hit a woman in the face with an aluminum baseball bat.

Police charged Christopher William Mann with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in connection with an alleged assault Thursday near downtown Killeen.

Police responded to a home in the 1000 block of North 10th Street and found a woman with a black, bloody and swollen left eye, according to an arrest affidavit.

The woman told police that Mann struck her with a baseball bat as well as a smaller wooden bat and a wrench, the affidavit stated.

Police said they saw multiple scratches on her neck, bruises on her arms and legs and cuts on her ear.

She told police she was unable to hear out of the injured ear.

Police then spotted a man later identified as Mann jumping a nearby fence and running north on 10th Street. He was taken into custody after a brief chase, the affidavit stated.

Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin arrainged Mann and set his bail at $100,000. Mann remained in Bell County Jail on Monday and also was charged with violating parole.

Potvin also arraigned the following:

Clyde Hardiman Jr., 20, on a charge of deadly conduct. Hardiman’s bail was set at $50,000.

Somer Eve Anderson, 29, on a charge of theft, over $1,500 but less than $20,000, against the elderly. Anderson’s bail was set at $20,000.

Dominique Terrell Pugh, 28, on a charge of possession of cocaine, less than 1 gram. Pugh’s bail was set at $20,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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Wish I could find his mugshot oh well


Just FYI that woman was number 6 yes 6 that he has done something to.
How do I know this you ask????
I was number 5 luckily he punched me in front of a corner store and busted my lip his mom said I deserved it???? And she sales car insurance in Killeen tx
But I guess that woman deserved it too huh jj?????
I hope the a.b. don't see those tattoos
He got what was coming and believe me I am sure there's more to come
Thanks for sharing more people should

Proud Mother of an Army Avi8er

He is a male not a man. A decent man would never strike a woman with a bat, let alone his hand. Maybe coping skills need to be taught in school. Unfortunately, some people are not taught at home. What is this world coming to...

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