Texas County prosecutor files charges against man for beating girlfriend

Reed Ford

HOUSTON, Mo. -- The Texas County, Mo. prosecutor filed an assault charge against a man after his girlfriend suffered serious injuries.

Deputies arrested Reed E. Ford, 27, on September 6.

Deputies responded to the Texas County Memorial Hospital in Houston after a woman arrived with serious injuries. The victim told investigators she was assaulted by Ford at a home on State Highway B east of Houston.
Investigators say the victim told them she was punched, eyes gouged, hit with a stick and throat cut.

Investigators questioned Reed at the hospital.

Ford is jailed without bond.