HOUSTON COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - Deputies with the Houston County Sheriff arrested a 33-year-old man on Tuesday in connection to allegations that he punched and bit a paralyzed man, assaulted a woman who tried to stop the previous attack, and pushed another woman down on top of a puppy.
Kenneth Noble Randall Jr., of Kennard, was booked into the Houston County Jail on a first-degree felony injury to a disabled person charge, a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury-family violence charge, a Class A misdemeanor assault causing bodily injury charge, and a Class A misdemeanor cruelty to non-livestock animals charge.
Collectively, Randall's bail amount has been set at $35,000.
According to the arrest affidavit, an HCSO deputy was dispatched out to the 800 block of County Road 1200 in reference to an assault in progress. When he arrived on the scene, he was told that the suspect was seated in a blue minivan that was parked on the property.
After the deputy spoke with Randall, who was in the driver's seat of the van, he noticed a paralyzed man in a motorized wheelchair. The victim had a bloody nose, and blood was also visible on both of his hands and his shirt, the affidavit stated.
When the HCSO deputy learned that Randall was the one who assaulted the paralyzed man, he took him into custody and put him in the back of his patrol unit, the affidavit stated.
At that point, the deputy spoke to several witnesses at the scene along with the victim himself. The HCSO deputy learned that Randall attacked the paralyzed man in the back of his minivan and only stopped when they told him that the sheriff's office was on its way, the affidavit stated.
Randall allegedly punched the paralyzed man in the face, causing a bloody nose. The man also had bite wounds one his hands and a finger of one hand, two bite wounds to his back, and several other marks that appeared to have been caused by Randall's attack, the affidavit stated.
A woman the deputy talked to said that Randall bit her in the left forearm when she tried to stop him from hurting the paralyzed victim, the affidavit stated. She also told the deputy that Randall took off after her 11-year-old, who shot video of Randall's attack on the paralyzed man, the affidavit stated.
The woman's son ran into her friend's home, and Randall forced his way inside the house, the affidavit stated. Once inside, Randall allegedly punched another woman in the left side of her face and pushed her to the ground on top of the puppy, she had been holding at the time. The affidavit stated that the puppy received an injury to its back left leg.