NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches Police officers arrested a 23-year-old woman for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon on June 6 after she allegedly hit her boyfriend's bicycle with her car while he was riding along Lock Street, causing minor injuries to his leg.
Melissa Jean Michelle, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Her bail has been set at $100,000.
According to arrest affidavit East Texas News obtained Tuesday, a Nacogdoches Police officer responded to the 1200 block of Lock Street on June 5 in response to a report of a bicyclist being struck by a vehicle. When the officer talked to the victim, the man said his girlfriend, "who is currently pregnant with his child," hit him with her vehicle while he was riding along Lock Street.
The victim explained that he and Michelle, his girlfriend, had been dating for about seven months and that the two of them had gotten into an argument on June 5.
While the man was riding his mountain bike north on Lock Street, his girlfriend allegedly drove up behind him in her 2002 Pontiac Sunfire, accelerated, and caused the front of her car to hit the back tire of his bicycle, the affidavit stated.
The alleged collision caused the man to crash his bicycle, and he suffered a small scrape and a cut on his leg.
According to the affidavit, Michelle fled the scene. The Nacogdoches Police officer located her a short time later and found damage to her vehicle that was consistent to the victim's account of what had happened.