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Pregnant woman recovering after being dragged from car

HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) -

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HENDERSON COUNTY, TX (KLTV) - The Henderson County Sheriff's Department says a man dragged his wife, causing serious injuries and while she was pregnant.

Caddo Smith, Jr. is in the Henderson County Jail, charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

The victim, Candace Boswell, was about 10 weeks pregnant, according to the Henderson County Sheriff's Department and was recently released from a local hospital. Investigators believe the baby is OK, but the Boswell had to undergo surgery on her face and ankle.

The brutal act happened at the Texan RV Park on Highway 175, where Boswell apparently lived with her common-law husband, Caddo Smith, Jr.

Smith has been in and out of the Henderson County Jail, with a history of family violence.

According to officials, Boswell told them Smith had been drinking Friday night and they got into an argument. She says he beat her inside their travel trailer then dragged her outside.

"He drug her over to the vehicle and held her hair as he accelerated with the vehicle," said Michael Shelly, with the Henderson County Sheriff's Department. "The tire hit her foot and it pulled the hair from her head and she fell and hit her face to the ground causing a fracture to the orbital bone and also a fracture to her ankle."

"[It is] one of those sad situations of family violence that we have so much of all over the state," said Henderson County Sheriff, Ray Nutt.

Henderson County says Boswell is now safe, staying with some family members and is recovering.

We tried talking to the owners of the Texan RV Park, but they refused to comment.

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