Two arrested in aggravated assault of woman and 8 year-old girl


POSTED: Monday, March 24, 2014 - 10:19am

UPDATED: Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 8:01am

Brownsville police arrested two people involved in the assault of a woman and an 8 year-old girl.

On Saturday, March 22nd, police were called to the 400 block of San Eugenio in response to an assault.

When officers arrived the victim informed them she had been assaulted by her brother and common law spouse as she came out of the bathroom.

During the assault on the victim an 8 year-old girl was also got her hair pulled  and then physically pushed.

The suspects, identified as Ivan Ortiz, 24, and Catherine Gardner, 21, left the scene and then returned a few hours later.

Family member notified police on Ortiz and Gardner's return and both were arrested and charged aggravated assault family violence.

Ortiz was handed a $25,000 bond and Gardner was handed a $30,000 bond with the case still under investigation.

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