Once 'missing' Tye man arrested for hitting woman with guitar
MERKEL, Texas - A Tye man who was missing for three weeks in October was arrested over the weekend for allegedly striking a female truck stop employee with a guitar.
Jerome Thomas Allsup, 35, was arrested just before noon Friday at the Big Country Truck Stop in Merkel for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony.
According to Sgt. Phillip Conklin with Merkel police, it is unknown why Allsup struck the woman with a guitar. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries.
Allsup is being held in the Taylor County Jail. His bond was set at $25,000.
After being reported missing last month, Allsup was located "out of state," authorities said.