HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A Houston County grand jury indicted a Grapeland woman on a felony injury to a child charge in connection to allegations that she used the wire end of a fly swatter to beat a 9-year-old girl on the arm, back, and buttocks hard enough to leave marks back in August.
Katina Gayle Flynn, 42, was one of 18 people indicted by the grand jury.
According to an arrest affidavit, a Houston County deputy was on routine patrol when he saw the young girl running down FM 228. It was after he spoke to a witness that he learned the girl had run away from home.
Once the deputy apprehended the girl, he learned that she was in the care of Flynn and that she had run away after being hit.
The affidavit states that the child's story was consistent with the marks left on the child's body.
The Houston County grand jury also indicted Troy Dickerson, of Ratcliff, on a felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. Dickerson allegedly stabbed Joseph Ward in the side during a fight that occurred on County Road 4710 in July.
Richard Moore, of Elkhart, was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and one charge of aggravated assault-impeding breath. The charges stem from allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman after he beat her up and choked her to the point that she passed out on Aug. 21.
In addition, the Houston County grand jury indicted Reggie Lynn Owens, of Crockett, on four felony charges - evading arrest or detention with a previous conviction, assault of a public servant, possession of marijuana between 4 ounces and 50 pounds, and endangering a child.
Back in September, Owens allegedly assaulted two police officers after they asked to search his apartment to check out reports of illegal drug use and activity at that location. Owens' two sons, ages 8 and 17 months, were in the apartment at the time.
After Owens was taken into custody, the Crockett Police officers allegedly found 5.45 ounces of marijuana, scales, and $1,120 in cash. The arrest affidavit also stated that they found marijuana throughout the apartment, near food and children's toys.