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      Man accused of beating woman who declined his sexual advances

      Martin Lee Edwards // Brownsville Police Department Photo

      A Brownsville man is behind bars after being accused of beating a woman who declined his sexual advances.

      Brownsville police arrested 36-year-old Martin Lee Edwards on an aggravated assault charge early Wednesday morning.

      Investigators told Action 4 News that they were called out to the 100 block of North Central Avenue for an assault.

      Officers found a woman with a cut to the top of her head claiming Edwards attacked her on the 4600 block of Central Circle.

      The woman told officers that Edwards was drunk and hit her on the head with a glass object because she did not want to sleep with him.

      Police found Edwards nearby and arrested while paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital.