A Brenham man was arrested Saturday on two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon after an incident on Deer Road Friday.
Washington County Sheriff Otto Hanak reports that Friday the sheriff’s office was contacted by school officials who were notified by a student that their mother was chased around the house that morning by the mother’s former boyfriend with a machete. After gathering more information, deputies headed to the residence located in the 3100 block of Deer Road for further investigation. While en route, deputies received a call of a weapons involved situation at the same residence.
Sheriff Hanak stated that once deputies arrived, the victim appeared to be in distress and that the suspect had fled the scene. The victim confirmed the earlier incident involving the machete. She told deputies that the suspect, identified as Billy Joe Hoefelmeyer, came at her with a knife and pushed her into a wall. The victim told deputies that Hoefelmeyer returned later to the residence. He became angry and raised his fist when the victim told him to leave the property.
Warrants were issued for Hoefelmeyer’s arrest and he was apprehended the following afternoon. Hoefelmeyer, age 33 of Brenham, has been charged with two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. He remains in custody with bonds totaling $300,000.