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Sheriff: Man arrested, charged after assaulting family member, taking children

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Posted at 5:19 PM, Mar 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-12 18:19:40-04

HAMILTON COUNTY, TX — A man was arrested and charged after assaulting a family member on Monday.

According to the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to County Road 243 in reference to a domestic disturbance. When deputies arrived, they found a woman who had been assaulted.

The suspect, 25-year-old Philip Garza, had fled the scene with two children.

He was located shortly after in Erath County by DPS troopers and the sheriff's office.

Garza was taken into custody for endangering a child, interference with emergency phone call and assault causing bodily injury.

Both children were returned safely to their family.