Corrigan man accused of choking teen girl

Billy Spencer (Source: Polk County Jail)
Billy Spencer (Source: Polk County Jail)

CORRIGAN, TX (KTRE) - A Corrigan man is behind bars after he allegedly chokeda 14 year-old girl.

Billy Joe Spencer, 36, is being charged withinjury to a child. He is currently out of jail on a bond.

According to Corrigan Police Chief Darrell Gibson,officers were called out to a disturbance in the 400 block of Eden on April 1.

According to Gibson, when officers arrived they found awoman leaning against a trailer.

"She had been shoved down," Gibson said. "However, she declined treatment."

Gibson said while officers were checking on the womanthey discovered a 14-year-old girl that had visible marks on her neck and face.

"The girl told officers that Spencer grabbed her andthrew her to the ground," Gibson said.

Spencer fled the scene before officers arrived. Gibsonsaid when he returned a short time later the woman and 14-year-old girl calledpolice and they returned to arrest him.

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