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Harker Heights man arrested for assaulting family member


An 18-year-old  man was arrested Thursday after he assaulted a family member at a Harker Heights residence on May 25. 

Investigators say there was an ongoing disagreement between Jemel Desan Defreitas and a 28-year-old family member over a period of time. On May 25, police say the family member was assaulted by Defreitas.

The victim suffered serious injuries, including bleeding of the brain, serious eye damage and broken bones.

Defreitas was arrested on Thursday at his residence without incidence.

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