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Police: Man cuts woman's neck after she refused his advances

BELLMEAD, TX (KXXV) - A 54-year-old Waco man is being held on a $250,000 bond in connection with the assault of a woman who had her neck cut in Bellmead after she reportedly refused his advances.

Sylvester Donnell Bryant has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon for the incident. He was picked up by McLennan County deputies at a home in the 1100 block of Rose St. in Waco, after Bellmead police put out a broadcast for local agencies to watch for him.

Police were called to the 1300 block of Behrens Circle Tuesday morning, on a report of a woman in the area with a torn shirt and who was covered in blood.

Responding officers arrived to find the woman had a 7-9 inch long gash across the back of her neck, along with a number of bruises. She was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Hospital. She was able to tell police that she met a man the day before and they agreed to go out.

She told police later, when she refused his sexual advances, he became violent and started beating her while she was driving. During the beating, the man cut her neck with an unknown object and tried to push her out of the moving car. She managed to stop the car, and the man then kicked her out and drove off with her car.

The woman was able to provide police with an identity of the man and she later picked him out of a photo lineup.

After the broadcast went out for agencies to look out for Bryant, deputies checked Rose Street, where the suspect's mother lived. The car was recovered and has been impounded for evidence recovery.
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