SAN AUGUSTINE, TX (KTRE) - Officers with the San Augustine Police Department arrested a 48-year-old man on an injury to a child charge after he allegedly refused to let his 9-year-old grandson come in out of the rain and then threw him into a wall.
James O'Neil Brown, of San Augustine, is still being held in the San Augustine County Jail on a third-degree felony injury to a child charge, a Class B misdemeanor criminal trespass charge, and a Class C misdemeanor assault by threat charge. No bail amounts were available on his charges.
San Augustine PD officers arrested Brown on May 15 after his daughter and her 9-year-old son came to the police station and made a report. When an officer spoke to the boy about what happened, the child said it had been raining outside and Brown wouldn't let him back inside, the police report stated.
The boy also told police that he asked his grandfather if he could at least come inside to put on some shoes to keep his feet from getting wet, and Brown still would not let him in, the report stated. After the boy finally went inside, Brown allegedly found him, grabbed him by the shirt, and threw him into a wall.
When the officer asked the child's mother if there were any visible marks on her son, she said no and added that her son had complained that his head was hurting, the report stated.
Brown's criminal trespass and assault by threat charges stemmed from a separate incident that occurred in the early morning hours of May 15. According to a police report, a San Augustine PD officer was dispatched out to an apartment in the Sunset Hills complex in reference to a disturbance.
The officer spoke to Brown, and he said that his daughter, the mother of the boy he allegedly threw against the wall in the other incident, had sprayed him in the face with mace. When the officer spoke to brown's daughter, she said that after Brown got angry, he started yelling at her and threatening her, the report stated.
According to the report, the woman said Brown picked up a spray bottle and threw it at her. She told the officer that she became more frightened and sprayed him with her pepper spray, the report stated.
The report stated that because a criminal trespass warning had been issued to Brown, he shouldn't even have been at the apartment complex.