There were 20 felony arrests in Angelina County the week of Sunday, April 28 - Saturday, May 4th. Each of the people booked into the jail are considered innocent until proven guilty.

The charges this week range from low-level meth traffic busts, to disturbing assaults on pregnant women. More than one of the offenders used a motor vehicle to evade officers, which added to their charges.

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In Texas evading arrest using a vehicle is a state jail felony. It is punishable by up to two years in a state jail facility and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Punishment For Assault On A Pregnant Woman Has Been Elevated In Texas

According to assault on a pregnant woman was a class A misdemeanor. Texas lawmakers passed a law in 2019 that elevated the punishment to a third-degree felony.

It shows that the State of Texas now takes the safety of pregnant women more seriously. Domestic abuse is statistically more common during pregnancy and could have lasting effects on the mother and unborn child.

Texas Laws Allow For Crimes Against Unborn Children

If during the assault, the fetus dies, the defendant could face a capital murder charge. Texas law allows the child to be viewed separately from the mother.

Read More: 26 Booked In Angelina County On Felony Charges April 20th - 29th

Then there are charges for the death of a victim under the age of 10. The jail time starts adding up fast.

Read More: 29 Booked On Felony Charges In Angelina County Last Week

Two out of 20 inmates arrested in a week assaulted a pregnant person in Angelina County. Three others assaulted a family member.

Felony Arrests In Angelina County From April 28 - May 4

These arrests all happened in one week in Angelina County. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick


Angelina County Felony Offenders April 20 - 27th, 2024

The following photos are of individuals booked into Angelina County Jail for felony-level crimes. The people pictured are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Gallery Credit: Dan Patrick


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