Bond raised for suspect in burglary, sexual assault case
HOUSTON – A judge on Tuesday raised the bond for a man accused of breaking into a Houston restaurant and sexually assaulting a woman.
Usasveus Austin, 23, is facing five charges. He was charged with burglary and evading arrest after police said he broke into a Chick-Fil-A on Bellaire and Beltway 8 in April.
According to court documents, Austin forced his way into the woman’s apartment, abducted her, robbed her at gunpoint, threatened her life and sexually assaulted her.
Austin posted a $30,000 bond earlier, but in court Tuesday, the judge increased the bond to $310,000.
Community activist Quanell X argued that Austin should not have been given a bond at all.
"This man is a continuing threat to society, and I believe it shows blatant disregard for the safety of the community to give the man an opportunity to make bond and be back on the street," Quanell X said.
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