Aggravated assault hospitalizes 2, suspect in custody

A suspect is in jail, accused of assaulting two people on Thanksgiving day, according to the Tyler Police Department.

Police responded to an assault call around noon Thursday in the 600 block of Kennedy Avenue, and found 54-year-old Jacqueline Ewell suffering a severe head injury and 45-year-old Bufford McGee with a broken arm. Both were transported to a hospital for treatment.

Officers saw 51-year-old Leo Patrick Collins walking away from the scene, and later identified him as the suspect who allegedly assaulted Ewell and McGee with a table leg. 

Collins was arrested for two counts aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and taken to the Smith County Jail. His bond has not yet been set.

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