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Kilgore man jailed on felony assault charges

Melvin Dewayne Overstreet. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail. Melvin Dewayne Overstreet. Photo Source: Gregg County Jail.
KILGORE, TX (KLTV) -

A Kilgore area man remained jailed Monday on a felony assault charge after he and a woman were arrested Sunday afternoon on mutual assault counts.

The woman met a $1,000 bond on her misdemeanor assault charge and was released Monday morning.

Melvin Dewayne Overstreet was held under $5,000 bond on a charge of assault on a family or household member by strangulation, his booking sheet showed.

Overstreet, 47, was arrested at 3:39 p.m. Sunday at his Fritz Swanson Road home. According to an arrest report, Gregg County sheriff's deputies responding at 8:40 a.m. to a disturbance found Overstreet complaining of scratches and lacerations on his face.

The woman he accused of causing the injuries said she had awoken to discover Overstreet going through her purse. She said Overstreet choked her when she tried to stop him.

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