Three Burnet residents have been indicted on aggravated assault charges after Burnet Police discovered they had allegedly been keeping two adult women trapped in a Pierce Street home for over a year.
On June 3, Charlotte Elaine Arms, 45, Walker Wayne Shapland, 23, and Thomas Allen Simon, 31, were indicted on a series of abuse related charges dating between September 2012 and March 2014. The indictments were filed in the 424th District Court by Judge Dan Mills.
The next hearing for the three will take place on Sept. 8.
Arms was indicted on one count of aggravated kidnapping, a first degree felony, three counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second degree felony, two counts of sexual assault, a second degree felony, and one count of assault on a family member by impeding breath or circulation, a third degree felony.
Shapland was indicted on two counts of aggravated kidnapping and two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Simon was indicted on two counts of sexual assault and one count of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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