Parker County Constable Assaulted Girlfriend So Many Times ‘she Cannot Remember All of Them,' Affidavit Says

A Parker County constable is accused of repeatedly abusing a woman he had been in a relationship with. Charles Hunt, 43, of Springtown, assumed office as constable of Precinct One last month. He was arrested Monday and charged with continuous violence against the family. Hunt was released from the Wise County Jail the same day on $15,000 bond.Hunt reportedly began abusing his girlfriend of about four years in 2014, according to an arrest warrant affidavit.Between then and Sunday, Hunt assaulted the woman so many times that she couldn't remember all of them, the woman told a Texas Ranger. On Sunday, Hunt and the woman were at a bar when she got upset with him and tried to leave alone. They started arguing after he followed her and got in the vehicle, the affidavit stated. When they got back to the house, the woman told Hunt she was leaving. He reportedly took her phone, and hit her several times on the head and nose, the affidavit stated.He then grabbed her and dragged her off of the bed onto the floor, pulling her through the home and outside to the concrete sidewalk. The woman had bruising on her nose, arms and legs, and cuts and on her back and buttocks, according to police documents. She told a Texas Ranger that she fought back, and eventually found an old cell phone that made emergency calls. She dialed 911 and left the line open so dispatch could hear what happened. The woman could be heard telling Hunt that he broke her nose and that she wanted her phone back, which was followed by him cursing at her, the affidavit stated. Hunt said in a written statement that the woman started the fight by hitting him in the head. He denied refusing to let the woman leave and said he only dragged her from the bed to the floor. He said her nose was bleeding because he tossed a boot to her while she was packing her bags and it hit her, the affidavit stated. Hunt did not return a phone call to his office from KXAS-TV (NBC5) seeking comment.   Continue reading...

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