One of Houston’s most storied baseball players, Jeff Bagwell, might be getting pulled into the assault case involving Dr. Michael Glyn Brown and his wife Rachel Brown, reports the Houston Chronicle.
The story of Jeff Bagwell’s romance with Rachel Brown came out as part of Dr. Brown’s defense. Dr. Brown’s team tried to show that Rachel Brown hadn’t filed divorce because of the alleged assault, but possibly because of a relationship with Jeff Bagwell.
The defense’s attempt to explore the link between Jeff Bagwell and Rachel Brown might be difficult, because apparently the former all-star has been in “hiding” since the subpoena, reports KHOU.
Jeff Bagwell and Rachel Brown's relationship is just another wrinkle in the criminal assault case against Dr. Brown, who is famous for the Brown Hand Center where he helps cure carpel tunnel syndrome.
Allegations of assault and battery can arise within the domestic context in Texas, and it is important to be aware of how to deal with them.
Generally, the first thing to do when domestic violence is in the air is to seek out a protective order. In many states, like Texas, protective orders ban one party from contact with another, or from interfering with an order of the court with respect to child visitation or custody. In Texas, a protective order can be temporary, up to 20 days, or up to 2 years.
Further, one doesn't have to be married to be able to get a protective order. It is often enough just to be in long-term co-habitation arrangement.
While Dr. Brown's case spirals into sensationalism, it is best to focus only on the parts that we can learn from.