D Magazine reported on July 9, 2021, that Bill Hutchinson, who was arrested and charged in the sexual assault of a teenage girl, was facing additional accusations detailed in a civil lawsuit. The 63-year-old Dallas developer and reality TV star has not responded to messages, but previously told TMZ that he denied the allegations in the criminal charge and was “not capable of assault, sexual or otherwise.”
According to the lawsuit, Hutchinson met with a college student who had sent him her resume and asked for job advice. Hutchinson offered the young woman alcohol and then brought her to an apartment, where he attempted to force himself on her, according to the lawsuit, which says the woman recorded some of the alleged incident on her phone and eventually pushed him away. A video published on YouTube on Friday shows a woman asking “Bill” to stop and get off of her.
“Hutchinson assaulted our client while she was intoxicated, although she clearly rejected Hutchinson’s advances both in messages in person,” attorney Michelle Simpson Tuegel said in a statement. Tuegel has previously won large settlements representing victims of sexual abuse in high-profile cases.
Hutchinson, who starred on A+E’s Marrying Millions with his 23-year-old partner, is out of jail on a $30,000 bond. The founder of the commercial real estate company Dunhill Partners and a general partner in Virgin Hotels Dallas was arrested earlier this week by Highland Park police after a 17-year old girl who was staying at his house said Hutchinson sexually assaulted her while she was asleep on the couch.
“We know there are other young survivors of Bill Hutchinson’s grotesque conduct, and we encourage you to reach out and report him,” Tuegel, the attorney representing the young woman in the lawsuit filed today, said in a statement.
On July 10, 2021, the Dallas Morning News reported that Dallas police arrested a man on an assault charge after he allegedly shot a woman with whom he was fighting in South Dallas. Around 11:30 p.m. that Friday, Dallas police were notified of the shooting in the 3800 block of Hamilton Avenue, two blocks from Fitzhugh Avenue and Fair Park. Officers found the 36-year-old victim with a gunshot wound.
The woman was taken to a hospital, police said. Her condition was unknown. Police identified the suspect as Robert James Ramey, 54. He is in the Dallas County jail, where his bail has not been set.
KXAS-TV reported on July 9, 2021, that the mother of a Parker County infant who was the subject of an Amber Alert earlier this month has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Faith Reid, 20, was booked into Ellis County Jail on July 6 in connection with the abduction of 7-month-old Miguel David Lee Ramirez. Her bond was set at $300,000.
Police said Reid, the child’s non-custodial mother, and a man entered the home of Ramirez’s father without consent on July 1. Reid and the man took the child from the residence, which is located in the 900 block of Shawnee in Ennis, police said.
According to police, the child’s father, 21-year-old Joey Lee Ramirez, followed the two out of the house and became involved in an altercation with the man who then pulled a handgun and threatened him. Police said Reid and the man then placed the child into a white Ford F-150 and drove away.
On July 2, investigators were able to identify the man who was with Reid as 25-year-old Marcus Nast. Ennis Police issued warrants for Reid and Nast on felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charges related to the kidnapping.
Later that day, investigators received an anonymous tip regarding the white Ford F150. Deputies located the vehicle, which had reportedly run out of gas, on Old Dicey Road with Reid and the child inside truck. Investigators detained Reid and took custody of the infant, officials said.
On June 18, 2021, KTVT-TV reported that Dallas Police Senior Corporal Kelvin Woodburn was arrested by the Dallas Police Department on Friday, June 18, and charged with “Assault Family Violence, Misdemeanor A.” He was taken to the Lew Sterrett Justice Center and as of 9:45 p.m. was still being processed.
Senior Corporal Woodburn has been with the department since November 2006 and is currently assigned to the Financial Investigations Unit. He is on administrative leave pending the outcome of an Internal Affairs administrative investigation. Dallas Police released no other details on Woodburn or the case.
Even minor incidents could lead to criminal charges. It is important for people to remember to control their tempers because certain outbursts could lead to a number of possible crimes being committed.
This blog post covered a number of different assault charges, including sexual assault, aggravated assault, and domestic assault. Assault charges are typically considered violent crimes.
Assault family violence is more commonly known as domestic assault, and is a very common criminal charge in many domestic disputes. While domestic assault could be a Class C misdemeanor, it could also be charged as a third-degree felony if the alleged offender has been previously convicted of a violent offense against a family or household member, or the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the other person by applying pressure to the other person’s throat or neck or by blocking the other person’s nose or mouth.
Domestic assault is a second-degree felony when an alleged offense is committed against an alleged victim related to the alleged offender through a dating relationship, family, or household membership, the alleged offender has been previously convicted of a violent offense against a family or household member, and the offense is committed by intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of the other person by applying pressure to the other person’s throat or neck or by blocking the other person’s nose or mouth. Smothering a victim usually leads to assault by strangulation charges.
Domestic assault is a second-degree felony if an alleged offender commits assault and causes serious bodily injury to another person or uses or exhibits a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault, and it is a first-degree felony if the alleged offender both uses a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault and causes serious bodily injury to a family or household member.
Assault causing bodily injury is a Class A misdemeanor, and it is critical to understand that bodily injury could be a factor even when an incident does not result in lasting marks to an alleged victim. Assault by contact is a basic level assault crime that is a Class C misdemeanor.
Other common kinds of assault charges could include assault with a deadly weapon. Texas Penal Code §1.07(a)(17) defines a deadly weapon as a firearm or anything manifestly designed, made, or adapted for the purpose of inflicting death or serious bodily injury, or anything that in the manner of its use or intended use is capable of causing death or serious bodily injury.
Assault with a deadly weapon is typically a second-degree felony, but the crime is classified as a first-degree felony when an alleged offender uses a deadly weapon during the commission of the assault and causes serious bodily injury to a person whose relationship to or association with the defendant is a family or household member or dating partner, the offense is committed by a public servant acting under color of the servant’s office or employment, against a person the alleged offender knows is a public servant while the public servant is lawfully discharging an official duty, or in retaliation or on account of an exercise of official power or performance of an official duty as a public servant, in retaliation against or on account of the service of another as a witness, prospective witness, informant, or person who has reported the occurrence of a crime, or against a person the alleged offender knows is a security officer while the officer is performing a duty as a security officer, or the alleged offender is in a motor vehicle and knowingly discharges a firearm at or in the direction of a habitation, building, or vehicle, is reckless as to whether the habitation, building, or vehicle is occupied, and in discharging the firearm, causes serious bodily injury to any person.
Were you arrested for an assault or other crime following an argument in Denton, Corinth, The Colony, or a surrounding area of Denton County? You will want to be sure that you seek legal representation without delay.
The Law Offices of Richard C. McConathy can aggressively defend you against your criminal charges and will work to help you secure the most favorable possible resolution to your case. We will be able to look at your case and discuss all of your legal options when you call (817) 422-5350 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.