NACOGDOCHES COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Nacogdoches County Sheriff's deputies arrested a 34-year-old man on numerous felony charges after he allegedly beat up and tried to strangle his live-in girlfriend and whipped her 14-year-old son across the backs of his legs with an arrow.
During the alleged assault on his girlfriend, Christopher Scott Castillo also brandished a pistol, according to the arrest affidavit.
Castillo, of Nacogdoches, is still being held in the Nacogdoches County Jail on a first-degree felony charge of aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon, a third-degree felony charge of injury to a child, and a third-degree felony charge of unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon. Collectively, his bail was set at $65,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, NCSO deputies were dispatched to a residence in the 5300 block of FM 2259 in reference to a disturbance at approximately 12:50 a.m. Tuesday morning. When they got there, the victim told them that her live-in boyfriend had assaulted her and tried to strangle her.
The woman also told the deputies that Castillo whipped her 14-year-old son across the backs of his legs with an arrow, causing visible welts, according to the affidavit. In addition, the woman's body showed signs of physical abuse as well, the affidavit stated.
When the deputies did a check of Castillo's criminal history, they found that he had recently been released from prison in August 2012. He was convicted in Victoria County in 2007 for a felony evading arrest with a vehicle charge.