Woman Fought With Bell County Deputy Along I35 While Holding Toddler
A homeless woman was booked into the Bell County Jail Sunday after reportedly fighting with two people inside a moving car on Interstate 35, then scuffling with a Bell County Deputy while holding a toddler in her arms.
Jail records indicate that 30-year-old Virginia Lynn Ewton was still in custody Tuesday afternoon in lieu of bonds totally $175,000 bond. She faces charges of aggravated assault and assault on a public servant, as well as a third charge listed as "unknown".
Our news partner, KWTX, reports that deputies responded to a report of a stabbing in a vehicle stopped about a mile south of the southbound I35 rest area near Salado. There, they learned that Ewton had allegedly cut her father with a knife several times and bitten her grandmother during a fight before the vehicle stopped.
According to KWTX, Ewton was found at the rest area, where witnesses had reported seeing a woman standing dangerously close to the highway with a baby in her arms. Ewton reportedly scuffled with a deputy while the 2-year-old child was in her arms. Child protective services took custody of the child following Ewton's arrest, and the deputy was treated for minor injuries at Temple's Baylor Scott & White Hospital.