Texas man, James Olander Peace charged with felony injury to a child after slapping his stepdaughter’s 12 year old bully after the boy teasing her.
A Texas man has been arrested after allegedly slapping his stepdaughter’s middle school bully in the face, officials said.
James Olander Peace, 37, who is from Deer Park, is accused of hitting the 12-year-old because the boy teased his stepdaughter and threw ice cream at her, WTVD reported.
Peace’s wife, said her daughter asked to be picked up Feb. 14 because the boy was picking on her as she walked home.
She said the bully called her daughter ‘ugly’ and told her she looked like a ‘transvestite.’
When Peace picked up the girl, he saw the bully walking with his friend and decided to confront him, according to police.
Surveillance footage from a nearby business showed Peace shouting at the boy before he hit him, officials said.
‘He was slapped across the face with an open hand, had red marks and swelling to his cheek and upper jaw,’ Deer Park Police Lt. Chris Brown told WTVD.
Police said Peace threatened the boy not to report the incident to authorities.
James Olander Peace anonymous wife: ‘I do not agree with what he did, he took it too far, he did’.
The school learned of the incident when the boy refused to go to lunch because he didn’t want to see Peace’s stepdaughter, KHOU reported.
Peace’s wife said her husband’s instinct to defend his daughter got the better of him.
Nevertheless the woman, who sought to remain anonymous- conceded her husband’s emotions getting the best of him.
‘I do not agree with what he did, he took it too far, he did,’ she said.
Charges were filed against Peace for felony injury to a child.
He was arrested Monday evening and released on $15,000 bond, according to court records.