- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

BRENHAM, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas man has been charged with using a fork to stab a person in the eye and blind her during a Thanksgiving celebration.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says Steve Gantt was being held Tuesday on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and assault causing bodily injury.

Sheriff’s official had no immediate information on an attorney for Gantt, whose bond was set at $51,500 after he surrendered Monday.

Warrants were issued for the 42-year-old Burton man following the Nov. 27 attack at a residence.

Prosecutors allege Gantt stabbed the victim with a fork, resulting in her losing her vision. Authorities say the assault causing bodily injury is related to a separate incident earlier this year with the same victim.

Burton is 80 miles northwest of Houston.


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