Brownsville Man Arrested After Night of Brutal Assault on Ex-Partner

Brownsville Man Arrested After Night of Brutal Assault on Ex-Partner
Ismael Carranza Jr

On February 10, 2024, at approximately 9:00 am, Brownsville Police Patrol Officers responded to the 100 block of Leece St. for an assault investigation.

The victim, who displayed visible bruising and swelling to her face and body, told Officers that her ex-boyfriend, identified as 31-year-old Ismael Carranza Jr, had assaulted her throughout the night.

The victim stated that Carranza went unannounced to her residence and told her that he was there to pick up a few of his belongings. While the victim waited in her living room with her phone, Carraza yanked the victim’s phone and broke it. Carranza then dragged the victim by her hair and punched her in the face repeatedly. Carranza dragged the victim once again into her bedroom where he continued to assault her. The victim stated that at one point Carranza picked up an extension cord and whipped her with it. Carranza did not allow the victim to leave her bedroom and continued to assault her throughout the night.

Once daylight, the victim was able to take off to a family member’s house where she called for police. Carranza was no longer at the scene of the incident when police arrived. A search for Carranza was done, but police did not locate him. The victim was transported to the hospital to be evaluated for her injuries.

On February 16, 2024, Brownsville PD with the assistance of the US Marshals, arrested Carranza at the 3700 block of Mcallen Rd for the offenses of Assault by Strangulation (3rd Degree Felony), Continuous Violence Against the Family (3rd Degree Felony), Unlawful Restraint (3rd Degree Felony), Criminal Mischief (State Jail Felony), Aggravated Kidnapping Causing Bodily Injury (1st Degree Felony), Burglary of Habitation with Intent to Commit Other Felony (1st Degree Felony), and Unauthorized Use of Vehicle (State Jail Felony).

Carranza was arraigned on February 17, 2024, and issued a $850,000 bond.

If you’re experiencing dating/family violence, it’s crucial to speak up and report it. Don’t suffer in silence. It is also important to follow up with a detective after a report has been made. They will provide support and guidance as well as connect with you a network of resources specifically designed for victims of family violence. This is your sign to reach out and speak up.

  • Friendship of Women, Inc. Hotline: (956) 544-7412
  • Family Crisis Center Hotline: (956) 423-0304
  • Texas Rural Legal Aid Hotline: 1-888-988- 9996
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
  • National Child Abuse Hotline: 1-800-252-5400