Man charged with sexual assault for alleged rape of restaurant co-worker

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A man accused of sexually assaulting a female co-worker in the kitchen of the restaurant where they worked is being held in the Bowie County jail.

Deondrick White, 38, is charged with sexual assault and faces 2 to 20 years in prison if convicted.

A woman reported that she had finished her closing duties at a Texarkana, Texas, family restaurant and was parked outside the business in her car the night of Sept. 17 when White allegedly waved her back inside, according to a probable cause document. The woman said that after going back inside to see what White needed, he sexually assaulted her in the kitchen.

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The woman was allegedly distraught and shaking when met by police in the parking lot of a nearby shopping center. The woman was taken to a hospital.

Investigators arrested White the same night and he has been in custody since. Bail is set at $100,000.

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