AUSTIN - A man has been accused of assaulting a woman who was eight months pregnant at a North Austin facility that houses people with mental health issues, according to an affidavit.
Police said that on Dec. 5, the suspect, identified as Jermaine Corey Price, allegedly ran out of his room shirtless and unprovoked, and confronted the victim and three other staff members. According to the affidavit, Price yelled, "You think you can just come in and then leave now?" He then allegedly became physically violent by swinging his closed fists at everyone present.
According to witnesses, Price punched the victim in her stomach multiple times. When police arrived and were talking to the victim and witnesses, Price allegedly came running out of the premise toward police yelling, "I did it, I did it!"
Police said Price then stated he didn't remember what happened while being questioned. According to the affidavit, Price is documented as "emotionally disturbed" with a history of violence.
The victim is not related to Price in any way. Police did not elaborate on the alleged victim's injuries.
Price has been charged with assault with injury, a class A misdemeanor. His bond is $5,000 and he is currently in Travis County Jail.
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