A 27-year-old Bacliff man was charged Wednesday with injuring a disabled person after a Galveston County Sheriff’s deputy identified him as a suspect in an assault that left another man with a broken nose.
The attack happened Sept. 19, according to a warrant obtained by The Daily News.
A deputy called to Bacliff on an assault report found a man with a broken, bloodied nose and a large, bloodied laceration on his forehead, according to the warrant.
The man said he had been walking home when he was waved over by a man named Jimmy who demanded money and then punched the complainant in the face when he was refused, according to the warrant.
The warrant describes the victim as suffering from “cognitive deficiencies as a result of medical complications.”
The man provided a description of the attacker to deputies.
Months later, while on patrol, the deputy met a man who “uncannily” matched the description he had received from the victim, according to the warrant.
The deputy later arranged a photo lineup, and the victim identified the person found by the deputy as his assailant, according to the warrant.
Jimmie Wayne Mincher, 27, of Bacliff, was arrested Wednesday and charged with causing injury to a disabled individual, a first degree felony. His bond was set at $60,000.
He was in custody at the Galveston County jail Wednesday morning.