Killeen man arrested for pistol-whipping his wife

Posted at 12:48 PM, Oct 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-02 13:48:14-04

A Killeen man was arrested over the weekend after police say he pistol-whipped his wife.

The assault was reported when an off-duty officer said a neighbor began ringing his doorbell repeatedly on Saturday.

According to an arrest affidavit, the off-duty officer said his neighbor's face, arms and hands were covered in blood.

The victim reported her husband had hit her in the face and body with a closed fist, kicked her and hit her in the face with a handgun. She added the suspect also cut her hair with scissors, causing lacerations around her head.

She told the off-duty officer her husband was now looking for her and that she felt scared, the affidavit says.

Responding officers met with the victim and observed injuries to her face, including blood, swelling and a large laceration. 

The victim was originally transferred to Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights, but was later taken to Baylor Scott & White Hospital when internal injuries were discovered. The affidavit says they are believed to be a laceration to her liver.

The suspect, identified as Marcus Hanson, was found inside his home. When he left the home, he was arrested.

Officers said blood and a handgun were found inside the home.

Hanson was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and taken to the Bell County Jail on Sunday. His bond was set at $200,000.

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