Man Beaten and Hospitalized for Being Republican
SAN ANGELO, TX – A 34-year-old San Angelo man was arrested Tuesday after police say he assaulted his roommate for being a Republican.
According to the affidavit, on June 2, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to Shannon Medical Center for the report of an aggravated assault.
When the officers arrived they met with the victim who informed them about how he landed in the hospital. He told them it began earlier that night at their home on the 3800 block of Honeysuckle Ln. The victim claims that his roommate Benjamin Miller, 34, was upset with him about the current state of affairs in the media.
The victim also told police the Miller blamed him because he was a Republican. After the initial incident Miller left the home.
When he returned he kicked in the victim's door which was locked at the time and began to beat him. The affidavit states that the assault occurred unabated for approximately 30 minutes. During the assault Miller is accused of stating multiple times that he was going to kill the victim.
The victim stated to officers that he believed the only reason Miller stopped was because he got tired.
The victim suffered multiple fractured bones because of the assault.
A warrant was then issued and SAPD officers arrested Miller. He was then booked into the Tom Green County Jail for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and three MISC CPF. His bond is set at $40,000.
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