Woman works with police, non-profit agency to escape years of abuse. Here’s how you can help.


By SARA VANDEN BERGE


A woman who is trying to escape from an abusive relationship is working with the Stephenville Police Department and a local non-profit agency to relocate her family to a safe location while the man who beat and choked her last week remains behind bars.


Lt. James Gresham has been working with the victim, Tashina Reynolds, since the start of the investigation.


Gresham told Beneath the Surface News that he met with Tashina on Tuesday and that she is pursuing charges against her abuser, but more importantly, appears to be committed to making a fresh start.


David Reynolds was arrested Saturday night, hours after allegedly beating, choking and threatening to kill Tashina with a broken broomstick.


Tashina’s co-workers called police when she showed up to work with injuries to her neck.


David Reynolds has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and is being held on a $100,000 bond at the Erath County Jail.

HOW YOU CAN HELP


The local non-profit agency assisting Tashina and her three children cannot be identified publicly due to privacy laws.


But the agency is purchasing airline tickets for the family to move out of state and is spending more money than it normally does due to the extreme circumstances surrounding the case.


If you would like to make a monetary donation to help this family relocate, call Lt. Gresham at 254-918-1234.


There is also a GoFundMe page where you can donate to other expenses associated with the family’s relocation effort.


Click here to give.