Waco man charged for attacking his cousin with pipe on New Years Day

POSTED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 11:58am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 1:13pm

A Waco man is charged with aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury after he allegedly used a pipe to attack his cousin on New Year's Day.

On January 1, around 8 p.m., police responded to a disturbance call in the 3800 block of North 24th Street. Two cousins appeared to have a long-standing feud. One of the cousins, James Edward Tyrone, 43, came over to the home on North 24th street. The other cousin came outside of the house. That's when Tyrone reportedly began to attack the victim.

"The suspect had a pipe in his hand and started punching the 35-year-old victim in the face, knocking him down. He ended up kicking and stomping on him," said Waco Police Spokesman, Patrick Swanton.

The victim was then taken to Providence Health Center. However, he was later transferred to Scott and White Hospital to undergo surgery for a broken jaw.

On March 20, officers were able to locate Tyrone and arrest him. At 2:40 p.m., police arrived to a home in the 3900 block of Ethel to serve the arrest warrant.

"They found James Tyrone hiding in a closet in that home, under some clothes," said Swanton.

Tyrone was then taken to jail without incident.

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