A Graham man is suspected of twisting his girlfriend’s right arm behind her back and snapping the bone, according to court records.
The 31-year-old man told police he was defending himself when her arm was broken, court documents show.
Chase Ray Deal was charged with aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury, court documents show.
Deal was free Thursday from Wichita County Jail on $27,500 in bonds, according to online jail records.
If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in jail.
A Wichita County grand jury indicted Deal July 15 in connection with a May 24, 2019, incident, according to court records.
Prosecutors offered Deal a plea bargain Aug. 3 in the case, according to court records.
He is also charged with interference with emergency phone call, a misdemeanor, in connection with a June 25, 2019, incident, court documents show.
If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail.
Affidavits for arrest warrants gave this account of the allegations against Deal:
At 10:20 a.m. June 13, 2019, a woman called the front desk at the Wichita Falls Police Department to report being assaulted by her ex-boyfriend.
The woman and Deal dated from March 2019 to June 2019.
She told police the assault happened at 9 a.m. May 24, 2019, at her home in the 3200 block of Kenesaw Avenue.
She said she was arguing with her boyfriend after he woke up. In an angry fit, he grabbed her and threw her, face down, on the bed.
He bent her right arm behind her back so far her right wrist touched her left rib cage.
Chase then applied pressure with his elbow on the back of her bicep above her right elbow.
She later drove herself to the hospital where she found out the humerus bone was broken in her right arm. That’s the long bone that connects the elbow to the shoulder.
About two weeks later, the woman had surgery at United Regional Health Care System to repair the fracture.
The surgeon put a titanium plate and 62 screws in her arm. The woman has a permanent six-inch scar and permanent nerve damage.
Soon after the attack, Deal told a detective he did nothing wrong. He said he was defending himself.
Another incident followed.
Close to 5 p.m. June 25, police responded to the woman’s home for a high-priority assault that had just happened.
She told police she and Deal were arguing, he assaulted her and she told him she was going call the police.
He left, taking her purse and cell phone. He broke a bedroom mirror on his way out. She found her purse and her broken $700 iPhone on the porch. The woman had visible injuries.
Deal fled the scene before officers arrived and supposedly left the state.
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