HOUSTON—One man is suspected of kidnapping and beating a man, then leaving him naked in a ditch after an incident which may have started over a woman and a pet dog, according to La Marque police.
James Aron Lee Jr, 31, was charged with aggravated assault and unlawful restraint.
A 47-year-old man woke up to find himself lying unclothed in a ditch near Moss Street and Newman on December 5. Police responded to the scene around 10 p.m. and found that the man had been possibly kidnapped, tied up, beaten, then dumped there.
The victim was taken to the hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.
Lee was arrested the following day for felony warrants in Hitchcock, Texas.
His bond amount was set at $250,000.00 for each charge.
Lee remains in the custody of the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.
The exact motive for the assault remains under investigation, but investigators were told it involved a woman and a dog.