Police: CS Man Strikes Child, Strangles Dog Over Break-Up

COLLEGE STATION - Police say a man, upset about being asked to move out, struck a 10-year-old girl in the face, attempted to strike a second girl, and strangled and threw a dog.

William Wagner, 39 of College Station, faces charges of Injury to a Child and Assualt over the incident about midnight as Saturday became Sunday.

According to College Station Police, they received a call for help at 12:05 a.m. Sunday and went to the home on Richards Street. The caller was a mother of three, and police believe she had just broken up with Wagner and asked him to move out of the home.

The mother reportedly told police Wagner was drunk, had punched her 10-year-old daughter in the face, and was outside slashing the tires of her vehicle. The mother and her three daughters left the home safely.

After the four family members met with police down the street from the home, officers detained Wagner without incident, and College Station Fire Department responded and treated the child who had been hit.

Through their investigation, police believe Wagner nearly hit a second girl, but the child ducked and blocked the strike.

In addition, Wagner is believed to have choked the family dog for a short period and then threw it over a fence. The dog is safe and with the family, according to police.

Bond was set at $79,000.

This is Wagner's thirteenth stay in the Brazos County Jail since 1994, those records note. Previous arrests include charges of assaults, injuries to children, and DWI with a child under 15 years old.


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