Man accused of assault

Staff Writer

A local business owner was arrested on Monday, May 23 for assaulting multiple female family members; he was set free on a $28,000 bond, police reports read.

Brownsville resident Beham Khajeh, 51, according to police reports, was arrested at his home on the 3700 block of Charmaine for allegedly assaulting his wife with his fist and attempting to hit her with a lawn chair in addition to pushing his daughter in the process.

Khajeh went to municipal court where he was arraigned by Judge Rene Decoff and set free on bond. His case has been sent to the District Attorney’s office. The charges stand with aggravated assault twice with deadly weapon and assault – family violence. In addition, a restraining order has been filed against him by the battered family members. The case has been transferred to the Cameron County Court.

Khajeh is the owner of Ben’s Liquor in Port Isabel, South Padre Island and Brownsville.

For more on this story, pick up a copy of the May 30 edition of the Port Isabel South Padre Press or check out our E-edition by clicking here.

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