Man accused of raping former girlfriend at gunpoint indicted


A New Boston, Texas, man was indicted by a Bowie County grand jury last week for four counts of aggravated sexual assault involving a former girlfriend.

William Emmett Baucum, 44, allegedly stuck a silver revolver to the woman’s forehead and threatened to end her life during a violent sexually oriented attack that began on the night of Feb. 4 and ended around 5:30 a.m. the next day, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Deputies who responded to a location on County Road 4004 in New Boston noted redness and swelling to the alleged victim’s face and a bite mark impression on her lower jaw. The woman told officers she had been hit and bitten all over her body during the attack.

The woman allegedly claims Baucum became “irritated and aggressive” at about 11 p.m.

The woman reported that Baucum took her car keys, cash, debit card, and cell phone. When Baucum left for work the morning of Feb. 5 the woman sought help.

Later that day, investigators arrested Baucum at his home. He agreed to let officers search a home safe in which they found a silver handgun and marijuana.

According to Bowie County jail records, Baucum was released from custody after posting a $100,000 bond Feb. 7. He is scheduled to appear next month for arraignment before a district judge in Bowie County.

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