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Electra man charged with assaults at state hospital

WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — An Electra man who has been in jail twice already this year for alleged assault of a pregnant person and deadly conduct of the same victim is back in jail.

His latest assault charges involve allegedly assaulting three state hospital staff with deadly weapons Monday night, May 13, 2024, just before 11 p.m.

Bradley Byrd is charged with three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

According to the arrest affidavits filed by the Wichita Falls Police Department, officers were called to the North Texas State Hospital Wichita Falls Campus for a check welfare Monday night.

A female doctor reported she was screening Byrd prior to admission, and he became very upset about the questions and went to his truck and got a piece of metal and a crow bar and began swinging them at staff members.

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She said she was struck in the left elbow with one of the objects, and it narrowly missed her head.

Police said the object weighed about five pounds and had sharp edges and a makeshift handle. The other object weighed about two pounds and had a sharp point.

A female nurse told officers she was helping with the screening and was almost struck by the objects and ran in fear of her life.

The third victim was a grounds supervisor and was nearly struck in the head and also ran in fear of her life.

Police said multiple witnesses also confirmed the assaults with the weapons.

In February, Byrd was charged with two separate incidents in January involving the same victim, a woman: deadly conduct for endangering her life and assault of a pregnant person.

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On January 13, a deputy found a victim in a vehicle in a bar ditch on U.S. 287 near Peterson Road.

She told the deputy she and Byrd were arguing on the way to Lake Arrowhead and decided to return home. She said Byrd started pushing the steering wheel, causing the vehicle to move into the other lane.

When they approached the Peterson Road exit, she said he grabbed and pulled on the wheel, making the vehicle go into a 360-degree spin, leave the roadway and go into the ditch.

She said Byrd got out and said he wished both she and the baby had died and began walking toward Iowa Park.

The next day, the woman said she went to drop off the keys to her boyfriend’s house, and as she was leaving, he grabbed her hoodie and jerked her to the ground, causing it to choke her. She said when she got up, he head-butted her.

The victim said she was three months pregnant and she believed Byrd was under the influence of drugs.

The officer said the victim had injuries to her head and neck.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for updates as more information becomes available. All individuals charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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