Livingston man accused of attacking woman in front of children

Cory Lilley
Cory Lilley((Source: Polk County Sheriff's Office))
Published: Dec. 9, 2022 at 5:19 PM CST
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POLK COUNTY, Texas (KTRE) - A Livingston man was arrested Thursday after authorities say they observed him assaulting a woman.

According to a report by the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were dispatched to a residence after receiving a 911 call in reference to a woman in distress. Deputies said that upon arrival they observed Cory Lilley, 31, of Livingston actively assaulting a woman outside the residence while children were present. Lilley was immediately taken into custody.

Lilley is also accused of attempting to escape custody after being interviewed by investigators.

Upon being booked into the Polk County Jail, Lilley was charged with aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault family/household with a weapon, endangering a child criminal negligence and escape while arrested/confined.

He remains in custody in the Polk County Jail on bonds totaling $230,000.00

On Thursday, December 8, 2022, at approximately 8:24 pm, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call in reference to a female in distress and needing assistance. Polk County Deputies along with a DPS Trooper, quickly arrived on scene and observed a male subject actively assaulting a female just outside the residence, with children present.

The male subject was immediately taken into custody and identified as Cory Lilley, 31, of Livingston, Texas.

Lilley was transported back to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, where he was interviewed by Detectives. As the Detectives were completing their interview, Lilley attempted to run away from Detectives, but was immediately apprehended and taken to the Polk County Jail, where he was charged with Aggravated Sexual Assault (F1), Aggravated Assault Family/Household with a Weapon (F1), Endangering a Child Criminal Negligence (SJF) and Escape while Arrested/Confined (F3).

Cory Lilley is currently being held in the Polk County Jail, on bonds totaling $230,000.00.