AUSTIN, Texas - An arrest warrant has been issued for a 21-year-old after he was seen on surveillance video striking a man several times in the head and face with what appeared to be a bat. The suspect allegedly attacked the victim because he was his cousin's boyfriend and he was going to leave her.
Dareon Williams has been charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony.
According to police, officers were called to the 6400 block of Springdale Road on Monday, February 24 for reports of an assault. When officers arrived at the scene, they found a victim with a swollen right eye, a gash on his nose, and swollen and bruised hands. The victim was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas with serious injuries.
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When police officers spoke with the victim at the hospital, he said he was fighting with his girlfriend and packing his clothes so he could leave her before the assault. The victim told police that he brought his belongings out to his car and noticed that his tires were flat and his tags were missing.
The victim said he went over to the dumpster to look for his belongings. While walking to the dumpster, a black four-door vehicle with tinted windows pulled up. Three people allegedly got out of the vehicle and began assaulting the victim.
The victim believes he could have been hit over twenty times with the bat. Surveillance video obtained by the Austin Police Department shows the victim being hit in the head and face several times with 'what appears to be a long wooden object.'
When officers spoke with the victim, he identified 20-year-old Dareon Williams as one of the suspects. The victim told police officers that he has known Willaims for around three years and that he is the cousin of his girlfriend.
An arrest warrant has been issued for Dareon Williams.