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Former Texas Lt.Gov says he’s not interested in pressing charges against girlfriend

Former Texas lieutenant governor David Dewhurst said that he is ‘not interested’ in filing charges against his live-in girlfriend for allegedly breaking his ribs during a beat down. 

The 74-year-old released a statement following the arrest of Leslie Caron, 40, who is currently being held in Harris County Jail on a charge of injury to the elderly.

‘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,’ he said through a spokesperson, KTRK reports.   

The 74-year-old released a statement following the arrest of Leslie Caron, 40, who is currently being held in Harris County Jail on a charge of injury to the elderly

The 74-year-old released a statement following the arrest of Leslie Caron, 40, who is currently being held in Harris County Jail on a charge of injury to the elderly

The 74-year-old released a statement following the arrest of Leslie Caron, 40, who is currently being held in Harris County Jail on a charge of injury to the elderly

"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,' he said through a spokesperson

"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,' he said through a spokesperson

“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,’ he said through a spokesperson

Caron was charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony in Texas. She is also accused of hitting him with a pot, scratching and biting him during a second argument days later. 

Dewhurst called Houston police Tuesday when X-rays confirmed his injuries, said Mary McFaden, the division chief of family criminal law at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. 

Caron was booked on $10,000 bond. McFaden said the charges might have been a misdemeanor if Dewhurst had been under the age of 65, but that the charges were elevated to a felony because of the age of the alleged victim. 

Leslie Ann Caron, 40, was charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony in Texas

Leslie Ann Caron, 40, was charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony in Texas

David Dewhurst, 74, called Houston police Tuesday when X-rays confirmed his injuries, the Harris County District Attorney's Office

David Dewhurst, 74, called Houston police Tuesday when X-rays confirmed his injuries, the Harris County District Attorney's Office

Leslie Ann Caron, 40, was charged with injury to an elderly person, a third-degree felony in Texas. David Dewhurst, 74, called Houston police Tuesday when X-rays confirmed his injuries, the Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Prosecutors in Houston said Wednesday that the girlfriend of former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was arrested on charges of injuring the longtime Republican officeholder in an alleged attack that broke two of his ribs

Prosecutors in Houston said Wednesday that the girlfriend of former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was arrested on charges of injuring the longtime Republican officeholder in an alleged attack that broke two of his ribs

Prosecutors in Houston said Wednesday that the girlfriend of former Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst was arrested on charges of injuring the longtime Republican officeholder in an alleged attack that broke two of his ribs

Political fundraiser Caron allegedly kicked Dewhurst on May 13 during an argument over him not calling a business partner. She allegedly scratched and bit him during another argument a few days later, according to prosecutors. 

Caron made accusations that Dewhurst had physically hurt her in the past but police could not substantiate those claims, said Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the district attorney’s office. 

 It was not immediately clear whether Caron had an attorney. She is said to have denied the charges. 

In a statement Dewhurst said: ‘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.’ 

The couple are thought to have dated for around a year. Prosecutors have the final say on charges.  h

Caron allegedly kicked Dewhurst on May 13 during an argument over him not calling a business partner, and allegedly scratched and bit him during another argument a few days later, according to prosecutors

Caron allegedly kicked Dewhurst on May 13 during an argument over him not calling a business partner, and allegedly scratched and bit him during another argument a few days later, according to prosecutors

Caron made accusations that Dewhurst had physically hurt her in the past but police could not substantiate those claims, said Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the district attorney¿s office

Caron made accusations that Dewhurst had physically hurt her in the past but police could not substantiate those claims, said Dane Schiller, a spokesman for the district attorney¿s office

Caron allegedly kicked Dewhurst on May 13 during an argument over him not calling a business partner, and allegedly scratched and bit him during another argument a few days later, according to prosecutors

Dewhurst served 12 years as lieutenant before losing his bid for a fourth term in 2014; he also ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost in a primary runoff to Ted Cruz

Dewhurst served 12 years as lieutenant before losing his bid for a fourth term in 2014; he also ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost in a primary runoff to Ted Cruz

Dewhurst served 12 years as lieutenant before losing his bid for a fourth term in 2014; he also ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost in a primary runoff to Ted Cruz

Approached by Houston television station KTRK on Wednesday, Dewhurst said he was doing OK but declined further comment.

Dewhurst served 12 years as lieutenant before losing his bid for a fourth term in 2014. He also ran for U.S. Senate in 2012 but lost in a primary runoff to Ted Cruz.

Dewhurst was a powerful ally of Rick Perry, who was then the Texas governor. 

Together they pushed through a business-friendly agenda in the Legislature that they claimed drove a booming Texas economy, laying the groundwork for Perry’s failed campaigns for the White House.  

Caron was booked on $10,000 bond. McFaden said the charges might have been a misdemeanor if Dewhurst had been under the age of 65, but that the charges were elevated to a felony because of the age of the alleged victim

Caron was booked on $10,000 bond. McFaden said the charges might have been a misdemeanor if Dewhurst had been under the age of 65, but that the charges were elevated to a felony because of the age of the alleged victim

Caron was booked on $10,000 bond. McFaden said the charges might have been a misdemeanor if Dewhurst had been under the age of 65, but that the charges were elevated to a felony because of the age of the alleged victim

Source: dailymail US

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