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Man accused of attempted murder turns himself in to San Patricio County

Posted at 3:50 PM, Aug 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 20:34:15-04

A man accused of assaulting a woman has turned himself in to authorities.

According to Aransas Pass Police, Lawler surrendered to law enforcement in San Patricio County and has been booked into the San Patricio County jail.

According to the Aransas Police police department, Jacob Lawler, 23, assaulted a woman in early July.

After a review of the surveillance video, the San Patricio County District Attorney Sam Smith decided the assault charge against Lawler was inadequate. Smith instructed investigators to proceed with a felony attempted murder charge against Lawler. A 2nd-degree felony warrant was issued for Lawler's arrest. The video shows Lawler brutally assaulting his girlfriend on a second-story patio. At one point, he dangles her over the banister before dragging her back down the stairs.

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