Edinburg woman accused of assault after going through boyfriend's text messages

Erika Romero, 35, of Edinburg was charged with aggravated assault, a second-degree felony. (Photo courtesy of the Hidalgo County Sheriff's Office)

Edinburg police arrested a 35-year-old woman accused of assaulting her boyfriend on Tuesday, according to a criminal complaint.

Police say Erika Romero, 35, of Edinburg threw a glass vase and bit her boyfriend after she assumed he was cheating.

On Tuesday at about 9:05 a.m., police were dispatched to the 700 block of S. Raul Longoria Rd. in Edinburg regarding an assault.

Police met with Romero's boyfriend, who stated the incident occurred after he drank beer at a neighbor's house and fell asleep. That's when, he says, Romero "went through his phone and found messages because she assumed he is cheating," according to the criminal complaint.

Romero confronted her boyfriend about the messages, then threw "a glass vase at his left forearm area, causing bruising," according to the criminal complaint. The two got into a struggle and fell to the ground, which caused bruising to Romero. She then bit her boyfriend on his left wrist area, the criminal complaint states.

During questioning with police, Romero stated she got the injuries when she fell at her friend's house, according to the criminal complaint.

Romero's boyfriend refused to provide a statement and did not file charges against Romero, according to the criminal complaint.

Romero was booked into the Hidalgo County jail on Tuesday on an aggravated assault charge, a second-degree felony.

A judge set bond at $50,000.

Romero remained in the Hidalgo County jail Thursday afternoon, and couldn't be reached for comment.

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