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Houston Police Search for Man Who Allegedly Stabbed His Pregnant Wife and Tried to Set Her on Fire!

Houston, Texas police are searching for a man they say physically attacked his pregnant wife and attempted to set her on fire!

Emmanuel Earl Mallard, 27, has a lengthy criminal history and he just made it a lot worse. According to ABC 13, on Wednesday, police said Mallard forced his wife into his vehicle and drove her to his father's house on Talton Street in northeast Houston. There, he threatened to kill her in order to prevent her from testifying against him, police said. He was out of jail on bond after being charged in October for allegedly hitting and pushing down his wife.

According to police, Mallard terrorized his wife, who is five months pregnant. He stripped her naked, tied her up, beat her with a crowbar and stabbed her on the sides of her stomach. Then, Mallard tried to set her on fire by dousing her clothes with lighter fluid and throwing them at her, court records state. Instead, the house caught fire and went up in flames and Mallard took off from the scene. His wife managed to escape and got help at a neighbor's house.

The woman ran to a neighboring house and bedded for help screaming "Someone is trying to kill me!" She was taken to the hospital in unknown condition, police said. Just two weeks ago, Mallard was in court facing the previous assault charge. The hearing officer pointed out his long history of violent offenses before he disrupted the proceedings.

"This isn't the first time. You've seen my records. I've been through a protective order already," he said in an agitated voice.

Mallard posted bond after that hearing and, though he was prohibited from seeing his pregnant wife, and the two children they have together. As we can now see, he definitely violated that order.

Mallard is now facing additional charges of aggravated assault of a family member, arson, and violation of a protective order.

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Mallard remains at large. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is urged to contact HPD Major Assaults and Family Violence Division at 713-308-8800 or Crime Stoppers.


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