ANGLETON — An Angleton man faces charges of injury to a child after a girl received injuries to her head and eye during a January robbery attempt, court documents show.
Lisa Wiley and her kids were walking to their car from a store in the 1800 block of North Velasco Street about 6:30 p.m. Jan. 4, when another woman ran toward them and began punching Wiley in the head, according to court records.
When Wiley’s 14-year-old daughter saw her mother being attacked, she jumped in to defend her, documents state.
As the girl intervened to help her mother, the accused attacker’s husband, Marcus Deshawn Spearman, 30, punched the girl in the eye and held her, authorities said. He then grabbed Wiley’s purse, according to court records.
Wiley told police her purse had items worth more than $750 in it, including cash, money orders and a phone.
A witness in the parking lot saw the attack on Wiley and her daughter and heard screaming. The witness saw Spearman and his wife grab the purse and take off in a light-colored car, according to court documents.
The next day, Angleton police issued a warrant for the couple’s arrest, police said.
Spearman and his wife, Vonquique Donyelle Spearman, turned themselves in Jan. 28 for the outstanding warrants, police said in a news release.
A Brazoria County grand jury indicted Marcus Spearman on an injury to a child charge April 4, according to documents. Police arrested him this week, records show.
He remained in the Brazoria County jail Thursday evening on a $60,000 bond for the third-degree felony, according to online jail records.
If convicted on the injury to a child charge, Marcus Spearman faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine.