Three times a charm….not
By LeaAnne Klentzman
A Pecan Grove man faces numerous felony charges after assaulting his girlfriend, his neighbor, and a deputy sheriff. Tuesday, March 27, about 1:30 p.m. sheriff’s deputies responded to an assault call just outside Richmond. According to Sheriff’s spokesman, Bob Haenel, a neighbor of Billy Regenhard, 22, witnessed him dragging his girlfriend into his vehicle. When the neighbor tried to intervene, he too, was assaulted.
Deputies arrived on the scene shortly thereafter and Regenhard tried to escape. He was subdued when one of the deputies hit him with a Taser; he was then taken into custody. “Initially, Regehard was taken to the Fort Bend County Jail, but then was transported to Oak Bend Medical Center in Richmond for a checkup to determine if he was “fit for jail,” said Haenel.
While waiting for treatment in the Emergency Room, one of Regenhard’s handcuffs was removed so medical professionals could evaluate him. With one hand free, Regenhard punched the attending deputy in the face and bolted for the Emergency Room doors. He was last seen running off behind the hospital facility. A posse of Sheriff’s deputies, along with Richmond and Rosenberg police scoured the area until Regenhard was taken back in custody at 3:49 p.m., that afternoon after finding him between the hospital and the railroad tracks.
The deputy who was punched in the face suffered a broken nose, chipped teeth.
Back in custody, Regenhard was returned to the Fort Bend County Jail. At last report Regenhard remained in the Fort Bend County jail facing a bevy of charges including Aggravated Assault, $50,000 bond; Assault Causes Bodily Injury Family Violence, $5,000; Evading Arrest, $5,000; Escape Causes Bodily Injury, $15,000; Assault Family Household Member With Previous Conviction, $10,000; Assault Causes Bodily Injury, $5,000; Failure to Appear, $200; and Public Intoxication, $200.