Franklin Safari Park owner indicted for aggravated assault

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FRANKLIN, Tex. (KBTX) - The owner of Franklin Safari Park has been indicted for aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury.

Jason Clay, 38, turned himself in Thursday morning after being indicted by a Robertson County Grand Jury Wednesday.

District Attorney Coty Siegert told KBTX that Clay and another man got into a fist fight at Louie's Ice House in Franklin back on December 29th. According to the indictment, Clay is accused of repeatedly hitting the victim in the face with his fists and kicking him. Siegert said the victim was severely injured, but didn't alert law enforcement until the day after the fight.

Franklin Police Chief Terry Thibodeaux told KBTX the fight stemmed over an unknown issue. He said the victim had to be taken to the hospital, but EMS was not alerted at the time of the fight.