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Texas Man Allegedly Pistol-Whips Ex After She Reveals His Criminal Past To New Girlfriend

Kenneth Mann struck his ex-girlfriend with a firearm and told her "she owes him for causing problems with his new girlfriend," according to an arrest affidavit.

By Eric Shorey

A Texas man allegedly pistol-whipped an ex after she told his new girlfriend about his criminal past.

Kenneth Mann, 26, of San Antonio, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony charge.

The victim, who remains unnamed in reports, told police that Mann arrived at her apartment on Nov. 11, 2018, according to KSAT, a San Antonio-based ABC affiliate. She said Mann, who was armed with a handgun at the time, instructed her to get in his vehicle and then drove to the back of the apartment complex. He then allegedly smacked her in the head with the firearm during an argument about his new girlfriend.

When she exited the car, she told police that Mann continued to follow her, telling her that "she owes him for causing problems with his new girlfriend," according to the arrest affidavit.

Mann then entered the woman's apartment, where he took her new boyfriend's air rifle and handgun, and allegedly attacked her again before leaving.

Mann had previously been arrested in October 2015 on suspicion of assault causing bodily injury, according to the Bexar County Clerk's Office website, for which he was fined $1,000. It is unclear if this is the crime the ex may have discussed with Mann's new girlfriend.

He remains in police custody. Bail has been set at $57,000.

[Photo: Bexar County Jail]

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