A Galveston man was arrested Thursday and charged for attacking a 22-year-old woman and threatening to kill her with a gun during an hourslong incident, police said.

The incident happened on the morning of Feb. 4 at a house in the 3600 block of Avenue H in Galveston, according to an affidavit. The victim of the assault reported the attack to police while being treated at a University of Texas Medical Branch emergency room, according to the affidavit.

The woman told police the assault began at 4 a.m. at her ex-boyfriend's residence, according to the affidavit. She and the man argued and he punched her in the face, according to the affidavit.

The man then took out a gun, put it to the woman's head and threatened to kill her, according to the affidavit. He fired one round into the air, according to the affidavit.

The woman attempted to flee into a bathroom, but the man followed her inside and struck her multiple times in the face, according to the affidavit.

The woman said the man would not let her leave the house for hours. She eventually left about 10 a.m., with the help of the man's aunt.

The woman reported the assault later that night. The affidavit didn't describe the extent of her injuries.

Traci Eldridge, 27, of Galveston was charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. He was held on $80,000 bond and was still in custody at the Galveston County jail Friday afternoon, according to jail records.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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Ron Shelby

$80,000 bond is too light for that level of assault. He needs to sit there and cool his heels until trial.

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