Jourdanton Police arrest man for Aggravated Assault with Deadly Weapon/Family ViolenceFree Access

Friday morning Jourdanton Police Department officers responded to a domestic situation that escalated to a situation with an edged weapon involved.

Upon arrival Jourdanton Officers, along with an Investigator from the 81st Judicial District Attorney’s Office could hear a fight in progress and yelling and screaming coming from inside the residence.

At the same time an individual who witnessed the incident told police that a male subject allegedly had a knife and was assaulting a female inside.

Police quickly found the suspect, Mark Dillard age 29, inside the residence and after interviewing witness and victims, placed Dillard under arrest for Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon/Family Violence and Endangering a Child.

He was transported and remanded to the custody of the Atascosa County Jail.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic or family violence or sexual abuse, contact the Safer Path Family Crisis Shelter at 830-569-2001.

Their services are local and are free of charge.

The NCADV provides a comprehensive National Statistics Domestic Violence Fact Sheet, which includes the following data:

More than 10 million women and men are physically abused by an intimate partner each year in the U.S.

19% of domestic violence involves a weapon. The presence of a gun in a domestic violence situation increases the risk of homicide by 500%.

72% of all murder-suicides involve an intimate partner

94% of these victims are female.

1 in 15 children are exposed to intimate partner violence each year, and 90% of these children are eyewitnesses to this violence.

Call Safer Path Hotline 830-569-2001

#DomesticViolenceAwarenessMonth

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