21-Year-Old Woman Arrested For Allegedly Attacking And Trying To Drown A Man

Thursday, June 12, 2014 - by Hollie Webb

A 21-year-old woman was arrested after she allegedly attacked and tried to drown a man in the river early Wednesday morning.

Police received a call from a witness at approximately 1:20 a.m. The witness stated he saw a man standing in the middle of the road bleeding. 

When police found the man, they observed the man bleeding from the mouth and nose, a swollen eye, and signs of head trauma. The man was also drenched in water.

The man told police that a woman named Cierra Hix had assaulted him.

He said she punched him several times and then threw him into the river.

When police spoke to the witness, Ryan Baker, he said they all had been drinking by the river.  He said something had upset Ms. Hix, after which she immediately started assaulting the victim. 

Mr. Baker said Ms. Hix hit the victim until he became unconscious. He said she then grabbed his legs, dragged him into the river, then put her hands around his neck.

Mr. Baker said when she started pushing the victim's head under the water, he decided to intervene. He said he pushed Ms. Hix away and dragged the victim out of the water. After he performed CPR, he said the victim woke up. 

However, he said around 30 minutes later, Ms. Hix started attacking the victim again. After she threw the man's back pack into the water, Mr. Baker said the man left and walked to the road.

When police arrested Ms. Hix, they said she became angry and started hitting her head on the window of the police car. 

Police also noted they were unable to verify any of Ms. Hix's information. On the official report she is listed as "Jane Doe." She was charged with attempted first-degree murder.

Bond was set at $200,000. She is scheduled to appear before Criminal Sessions Court Judge David Bales on June 27.


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