Woman and Man Arrested for Facilitating Child Abuse

In April 2019, a woman struck her husband with a glass whiskey bottle, and the man said he feared for his life.

Lucretia Burdwell, who is 39 years old, was charged with felony assault and family violence. She was later freed from the Wichita County Jail. The charge against her was dropped later in 2019.

An arrest warrant document from the Wichita Falls Police Department says:

At about 12:48 a.m. on April 19, 2019, a guy flagged down an officer who was on patrol near the 3300 block of Maurine Street.

The man told the police officer that his wife beat him up in their apartment. When he ran away, his wife locked the door behind him.

The victim’s left hand and fingers had blood on them. The cop drove the man back to his apartment in the 1200 block of Ridgeway, where they met Burdwell.

Burdwell and the Victim Both Said That They Have Been Married for 10 Years

When the victim got home from work earlier that day, the air conditioner in the couple’s flat was being fixed. Burdwell said that her husband started to say that she was trying to hook up with the repairman.

She started arguing with the person who was being accused because she was upset by the claims. During the fight, she picked up a one-liter glass bottle of Kentucky Deluxe whiskey and started throwing it at the victim, hitting him on the shoulder and arms as he held his hands up to protect his face. The man’s cuts were consistent with such an attack, the officer said.

The victim said he was afraid for his life and got out of the house to look for a phone so he could call the police. When he saw the patrol car, he was trying to find a phone to call the police. Even though his wife hit him, the victim said he wasn’t hurt and didn’t want to press charges against her.

Burdwell says that during the fight, her husband pushed her, so she hit him with the bottle to defend herself.

The woman was charged with a third-degree felony because she had two previous charges for assaulting a family member and hurting them in Gregg County in 2005.

In the end, the charge in Wichita County was dropped.

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