SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Baytown Police officers arrested a 28-year-old San Augustine man on outstanding warrants on Oct. 16 in connection to allegations that he assaulted his female cousin before he stole the car and fled, almost hitting the woman's two small children in the process.
Kenneth Grimet is still being held in the San Augustine county jail on four state-jail felony charges - unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, aggravated assault of a family member causing injury, and two counts of endangering a child.
Chief Deputy Gary Cunningham with the San Augustine County Sheriff's Office said a grand jury indicted Grimet on the charges on Oct. 15. Cunningham said the charges stem from an incident which allegedly occurred on Sept. 9.
On that date SACSO deputies were dispatched out to a residence on County Road 4400 in reference to an assault involving family members. According to witnesses, Grimet was intoxicated when he got into an altercation with his cousin.
Cunningham said Grimet hit his cousin in the face, neck, and torso. Grimet also allegedly slammed the woman's face into the top of her car and a tree before he jumped into her car and fled the scene. As Grimet left the property, he almost ran over the woman's two children, ages 8 and 10, Cunningham said.
Cunningham said the stolen car was recovered in Baytown.