Boyfriend held in assault of Parker County woman

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AZLE -- A Parker County woman was beaten, choked, locked in a room for three days and denied scheduled medical treatment, the Sheriff's Department said.

The 28-year-old told deputies that after an argument Friday, her boyfriend, Michael Dwayne Cosby, 44, assaulted her and held her against her will in the travel trailer they shared in the 1200 block of Oakridge Road in Azle.

Cosby choked the woman to the point of "almost blacking out," Deputy Danie Huffman said.

The woman told deputies that she tried to escape but that Cosby caught her and dragged her back into the trailer by her hair, Huffman said.

The woman said Cosby locked her in a bedroom and refused to take her to a medical center where she has scheduled treatment every two days for an unspecified illness. She said he finally relented but made her cover her injuries with makeup, Huffman said.

"She said that Cosby threatened her life if she told anyone what happened," Huffman said. "A nurse called 911 for the victim."

Cosby was arrested Monday at a medical center in Azle, Huffman said.

Personnel at the center told deputies that Cosby dropped the woman off, then phoned the facility and said: "Come hell or high water, I'm taking [the victim] out of that ... place and nobody is going to stand in my way," a sheriff investigator's report said.

Cosby was in the Parker County Jail facing charges of assault with bodily injury. Bail had not been set.

Terry Evans, 817-390-7620

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