Former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst said he’s “not interested” in filing charges against his live-in girlfriend who allegedly broke two of his ribs during an attack at their home in Houston.
Leslie Caron, 40, was arrested on the charge of committing injury to the elderly, a third-degree felony in Texas, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Caron allegedly kicked Dewhurst, 74, in the ribs during an argument over him not calling a business partner on May 13. Dewhust told the police she left their home and came back four days later and the two started to argue again, Carson then apparently hit him with a pot, then scratched and bit him, reported by ABC Houston.
Caron denied assaulting her boyfriend of one year, and said he was injured after moving things at his warehouse, but she could not say how he fractured his ribs, according to court documents.
She allegedly told an officer that she was assaulted and strangled by Dewhurst, but police could not substantiate those claims, said Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office.
She was arrested on Tuesday afternoon and bond was set at $10,000. She was also issued a no-contact order.
Dewhurst served 12 years as the lieutenant governor before losing his bid for a fourth term in 2014.
He also lost to Ted Cruz in the 2012 Republican primary for the US senate.
Dewhurst issued the following statement Wednesday afternoon: “I’m not interested in filing any charges against Leslie. She’s a remarkable woman with many fine attributes. I wish her all the best in life.”
Prosecutors have the final say on whether charges will be filed.