Man accused of punching woman for not returning his calls

Derek Lawayne Manning is charged with assault of a family member as a second offender
November 20, 2012 12:34:49 PM PST
Authorities are searching for a man accused of punching a woman in the face because she allegedly didn't return his phone calls.

Derek Lawayne Manning is charged with assault of a family member as a second offender, following a July 2012 assault in Harris County.

On July 16, investigators with the Houston Police Department were called to a Houston-area emergency care center, where a 34-year-old female victim was receiving treatment for injuries sustained during an assault. Investigators say the woman and Manning were in a vehicle parked in the parking lot of a building located on the 3000 block of FM 1960 when they engaged in a heated argument regarding the victim's unanswered phone calls to Manning.

During the course of the argument, police say Manning struck the victim multiple times in the face, causing a fracture to her jaw.

Anyone with information about the location of the fugitive is asked to contact Crime Stoppers of Houston at 713-222-TIPS (8477).

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $5,000 for any information called in to the 713-222-TIPS (8477) or submitted online at www.crime-stoppers.org that leads to the filing of felony charges or arrest of the suspect(s) in this case. Tips can also be sent by text message. Text TIP610 plus your tip to CRIMES (274637). All tipsters remain anonymous.


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