FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Police have arrested Terry Wayne King II and charged him with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury, a first-degree felony in connection to an attack on a 12-yr-old girl walking to her bus stop.
“This was a senseless, violent act,” a detective said at a news conference Wednesday.
King, a truck driver, was arrested by U.S. Marshals in Oklahoma City on Tuesday morning.
The victim remains in a hospital in serious condition, police said.
She was attacked near the corner of Calmont Avenue and Laredo Drive in April but was able to escape and run for help.
King allegedly fled the scene.
The young student, who attended the International Newcomer Academy remains hospitalized. Police acknowledged they don’t know why King attacked the student who was able to fend off the assault and run away to seek shelter on a school bus. The Fort Worth ISD bus driver called police.
“We are extremely grateful to the persistence and dedication of all the law enforcement professionals who helped bring this senseless and tragic event to this point. Our hearts and prayers remain with the family and the young student as they face a long road of recovery,” said Superintendent Kent P. Scribner.