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.

Investigators said Austin is also the suspect in the sexual assault of a woman at her Greenspoint-area apartment in September 2016.

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.