Man jailed for trying to run over woman holding a child

Abraham Mejia, Jr. // Cameron County Jail Photo

A Mercedes man is out on bond after he allegedly tried to run over a woman holding a 21-month-old child.

La Feria police arrested 23-year-old Abraham Mejia, Jr. on aggravated assault and child endangerment charges over the weekend.

Court records obtained by Action 4 News show that Mejia got into an argument with a woman on Parker Road around 7 p.m. Saturday.

The woman was carrying a 21-month-old baby when Mejia allegedly put his black 2006 Chevrolet Malibu in reverse and hit her with the car.

Records show that the woman was hit on her buttocks but able to move out the way and that the toddler was not hurt.

Mejia was released from the Cameron County Jail after posting $50,000 in bonds.