CRIME
11/19/2014 05:24 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Matthew Johnson Assaulted Girlfriend At Hospital Before Biting Security Guard: Cops

Corpus Christi Police Dept.

A man in Corpus Christi, Texas, is behind bars after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend in a hospital while she was recovering from giving birth.

The suspect, Matthew Johnson, 23, is also accused of biting a security guard who tried to remove him from Christus Spohn Hospital South.

The alleged attack happened Tuesday after his 25-year-old girlfriend went to the nursery to see her child.

When she returned, Johnson allegedly accused her of sleeping with hospital staff members and began punching her in the back of the head, according to KIII TV.

Hospital staff and two security guards heard the ruckus and tried to remove Johnson from the premises, KZTV reports.

The suspect allegedly refused and during an ensuing scuffle, police said Johnson bit a 56-year-old security guard on the thigh, breaking skin, according to the Corpus Christi Caller Times.

Johnson was arrested on suspicion of family violence assault and assault of a security officer, a third-degree felony. He was jailed in lieu of $11,000 bail.

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