WACO (December 20, 2012)— A Waco man was indicted Wednesday for kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with an incident that involved his common-law wife and her three children.
Cozy Bronshae Washington was named in four indictments charging kidnapping and in another charging aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Washington was listed on the McLennan County Jail Log Thursday being held in lieu of bonds totaling $58,000.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Washington was arrested September 26 at a South Waco residence after his common-law wife told detectives she and her three children had been kidnapped and held by her common-law husband.
Swanton said on Sept. 20, officers were sent to an address on Brown Street in South Waco after neighbors reported a disturbance.
By the time officers arrived there was no one at the house.
When police checked by the address later in the day the found Washington there and arrested him.
In a subsequent interview with detectives the victim told them on the night of the assault, when her common-law husband realized police had been called, he forced the woman and her children into a car and drove away from the scene.
When the all returned to the house some hours later, police returned.
The man told the victim if she made any attempt to contact police he would kill her with a hammer.
The interview led to warrants being issued on the kidnapping and aggravated assault charges.