Suspect accused of attacking woman in broad daylight appears in court

The suspect's mother believes her son has mental health issues.

HOUSTON - The man accused of attacking a woman in broad daylight near Discovery Green appeared in court Monday.

Sidney St. Jules has been charged with evading arrest and assault after allegedly randomly hitting a woman in the face and running from police last week. St. Jules' mother claims her son has mental health problems and that's what led to the attack.

"The only thing I can do at this point is try to get my child some help. That's what he needs. He needs help. He wasn't playing the 'knockout game'. He wasn't participating. If you heard him in court, you heard him say things are talking to him," said the suspect's mother.

Harris County Precinct 1 Deputy Robert Johnson says the attack was completely unprovoked and a possible resurgence of the vicious "Knockout Game."

"You usually see something leading up to it...some pushing or some arguing so it kind of caught me off guard." Johnson said. 

The incident was all caught on camera. In the footage, deputies can be seen chasing after St. Jules. One deputy even drove the wrong way in traffic to track down the thug. 

"We ended up getting him inside a parking garage and trapping him there." said Deputy Mitchell Jones. 

St. Jules hid from police under a car on the top floor of the Houston Center parking garage. Eventually, deputies arrested him. 


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