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Sources: Girlfriend accused of beating former Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, cracking his ribs

HOUSTON – The girlfriend of former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was arrested and charged after accusations that she attacked Dewhurst twice last week, according to police sources.

According to the sources, the attacks happened at Dewhurst’s River Oaks home where they both live. The woman accused has been identified as 40-year-old Leslie Ann Caron.

40-year-old Leslie Ann Caron mugshot.
40-year-old Leslie Ann Caron mugshot. (Harris County Jail)

According to sources, Caron and Dewhurst, 74, got into an argument on the night of May 13. During the argument, Caron is accused of kicking Dewhurst in the chest and then leaving the house, according to sources.

Sources said the couple into an argument that turned physical when Caron returned a few days later. Caron kicked Dewhurst in the chest again, fracturing his ribs, sources said. She is also accused of bitting and scratching Dewhurst, sources said.

Caron was arrested and is being held in the Harris County Jail on a $15,000 bond. She was charged with abuse of the elderly.

According to court documents, the State ordered Caron not to have contact whatsoever with Dewhurst or to come within 300 feet of 1913 Reverse Street. She is also not allowed to carry weapons or use alcohol or drugs.

Dewhurst released the following written statement on the incident:

“I’m not interested in filing any charges against Leslie. She’s a remarkable woman with many fine attributes. I wish her all the best in life.”


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