Man charged with assaulting girlfriend, her 7-year-old son

By John Brannen - Web Editor
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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas - A man has been charged with injury to a child under 15 and assault and bodily injury to a family member.

Byron Harris is accused of hitting his girlfriend and her son at their apartment. It happened at 7:30 p.m. Monday.

Court documents say Harris' girlfriend was struck by Harris when she got home. Harris, 34, was arrested by Houston waiting at a METRO bus stop, according to court records.

Authorities say that once back in the apartment, the 7-year-old son of Harris' girlfriend said he had also been hit.

The boy and his mother both had bruises, according to court documents.

Harris is being held in the Harris County Jail on $20,000 bond.

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