Charges have been filed against a suspect wanted in the assault of a woman that occurred at 8110 Talton Street about 4:55 p.m. on Wednesday (January 12).
The suspect, Emmanuel E. Mallard (b/m, 27), is charged with aggravated assault of a family member and violation of a protective order in the 208th State District Court. A December 2021 booking photo of Mallard, who is not in custody, is attached to this news release..
The victim, Jeremeisha Richards, 27, was transported to an area hospital in an unknown condition.
HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division Detective J. Wiltz reported:
Ms. Richards was transported by Houston Fire Department paramedics to the hospital after she had been assaulted by Mallard. Detectives determined Mallard stabbed Richards, who is five months pregnant with his child, on both sides of her stomach, neck and back and then struck her several times in the head with a tire iron. Mallard then cut Richards’ clothing off and poured lighter fluid on her. Mallard then soaked Richards’ shirt in lighter fluid, lit it on fire and threw it on her. Richards managed to divert the shirt, struck Mallard with an object and then ran away from him.
Houston Fire Department Arson detectives are also investigating the incident as the residence became engulfed in flames. Mallard was last seen fleeing from the residence.
Anyone with information in this case or on the whereabouts of Emmanuel Mallard is urged to contact the HPD Major Assaults & Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Emmanuel E. Mallard (December 2021)
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